Fire Department Incident Reports November 25, 2013

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Friday, November 22

At 3:27 pm on November 22, fire personnel were dispatched to a mobile home fire located at 701 West Washington Street in Lamar.  There was one occupant in the home and EMS treated the patient for smoke inhalation.  Upon arrival at the scene, fire crew found that the entire structure on the inside was filled with heavy smoke and fire.  Crews made entrance through the front door, knocking down a large portion of the flames.  An overhaul was completed and revealed a total loss to the mobile home.  Once this was determined, the scene was secured with boards.  Investigation found that the fire originated on an exterior stairway and spread beyond the building of origin.  “Heat from powered equipment” best describes the heat source that caused the ignition.

Saturday, November 23

At 3:21 pm on November 23, fire personnel were dispatched to 509 North 9th Street in Lamar on report of a possible structure fire with occupants inside.  Relief Engineer Ryan Cook was on the scene and called the fire in.  He placed his vehicle near the closest hydrant, informed additional fire crew of the hydrant location.  He also noted that the fire was in the home and to attack from the alley.  Engineer Cook was able to located one occupant and escort her from the home as it was filling with smoke.  Upon arrival of additional fire crew, smoke was showing on one side of the building.  Fire crews attacked the fire and were able to extinguish it.  Upon his arrival at the scene, Chief Cook ordered positive ventilation on the home.  Fire crew checked for extension of the fire but it appeared to have stopped at the porch and back steps of the home.  Fire personnel began overhaul of the fire and salvage of the goods found on the porch.  The home owner stated that he had removed ashes from the fireplace and placed them on the back porch thinking that they were cold and would not start a fire.

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