#fsFIRE Update to House Fire in Flagstaff Wednesday Evening

January 27th, 2016 at 5:44 PM


At approximately 1700 this evening, the FFD dispatched 3 Engines, 1 Quint, 1 Recue, 1 Battalion Chief, and Guardian Medical Transport for the report of smoke and flames seen coming from a residence on the 1600 block of E. Johnson Avenue. The first arriving unit on scene reported a single story residence showing heavy smoke and flames coming from the front door and street-facing bedroom window. The Captain and Firefighter from the first on scene unit pulled a fire hose to the front door and began applying water to the flames in order to make access and search for trapped victims, while the next arriving units established a rapid intervention company (RIC), secured a water supply, controlled utilities, checked surrounding exposures for heat and smoke, and vertically ventilated the structure.

The residence was thoroughly searched for any potentially trapped victims and the fire was extinguished in an efficient fashion and contained mostly to the room of origin. As 12548973_1307513212609128_5141569523652157183_nusual, FFD units remained on scene to maintain fire control, prevent further damage to property, and begin fire cause investigation. Fire cause and total damage cost remains undetermined at this time. Regrettably, a family pet bird perished in the fire, but two family dogs were able to escape. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

It is important to mention that this home was equipped with a smoke detector but it did not have batteries. As the FFD continues its smoke detector campaign we would like to use this opportunity to remind the community on the importance of having operational smoke detectors and having an exit plan in place, should your home catch fire.



The fire has been contained at this time. Fire Department will remain on scene for investigation and mop up.



Flagstaff Fire, Guardian Medical, Flag PD, and some assistance from Summit Fire are all on scene at N. Center ST for a structure fire. No further information at this time.

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