INCIDENT SUMMARY. Local Firefighters were dispatched to a fire in building call on Saturday, July 4th, located in the 7000 block of California Avenue Southwest, Seattle, Washington State.
RESOURCES. Resources dispatched to the incident were: B7, E32, E37, L13, Safety2, Aid14, Air10, B5, Deputy1, E11, E13, E36, L11, M26, M44, Marshal5 (FIU), Rescue1, REHAB1 and Staff10. Red Cross. PSE.
CAUSE. A nearby brush fire extended to an apartment deck.
TIMELINE. The timeline as the incident unfolded:
1756 | Dispatched call.
1805 | SFD PIO: “Water on the fire. Ladder truck crews entering structure to conduct interior search on all floors of apartment building.”
1814 | SFD PIO: “Fire under control. No injuries. Most contained to brush, exterior of building. Fire Investigator responding to scene.”
1832 | Secondary search completed of floor 4, moving to floor 3. Dispatch: “30 minutes on the clock from units first arriving.”
1833 | PSE is cancelled.
1834 | Secondary search of floor has been cleared by Ladder 13. All clear, nothing found.
1835 | Dispatch center: “IC, we need your displaced names and info on those dispatched for Red Cross. Request to call into the Fire Alarm Center (FAC).
1838 | Rescue tasked with checking the Alpha/Bravo corner on the roof for extensions. Secondary search of the entire structure has been completed. Nothing found.
1840 | Safety2 Officer and Medic44 (Medical Supervisor) is placed back in service.
1841 | FAC asks if there is a tap fire. The IC is waiting for Rescue1’s confirmation that there is no residual fire in the roof. And, demobing the RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) team.
1843 | Rescue1: “No charring found on the roof deck.”
1845 | Rescue1: “Tap Fire.”
1846 | Rescue1 told by IC to hold off on overhauling. FIU to get some photos.
1848 | Rescue1 demobilizing and starting to remove fans from the structure.
1853 | E36 is still on-scene but FAC contacts fire ground IC to see if they are able to respond to another call in their service area.
1859 | REHAB1 (firefighter rehab unit) begins to demobilize.
1900 | E13 is still on floor 3. Conditions: all clear, checked for heat on all balconies with none found. 1 line still on floor 3.
1904 | Medic 26 back in service.
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