Washington Fire Department reports


The Washington Fire Department recently responded to the following:

JULY 1

BURNING COMPLAINT: 1:21 a.m., 1200 Block of E. Paint Street – Received call from the Washington Police Department reporting a burning complaint. FD found light smoke and occupants in the process of extinguishment at the time of arrival. FD explain the burning rules and regulations.

FIRE ALARM: 2:53 a.m., 1809 Columbus Avenue, Bluestone Inn – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a general fire alarm, building one fire. FD did not find any fire or smoke at the time of arrival. FD assisted in checking building one and the property owner reset the system.

STRUCTURE FIRE: 3:54 a.m., 1011 Orvilla Drive – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a structure fire with flames showing. FD did not find any visible flames at the time of arrival, but did find moderate smoke conditions throughout the neighborhood with dense gray smoke pushing from the gable vents. FD confirmed with officers from the Washington Police Department that all occupants were out of the house and accounted for. Officers reported a muffle boom followed by the front door opening and then closing prior to FD arrival. FD made entry and found dense smoke conditions and the living room ceiling collapsed on itself. FD extinguished, ventilated the structure and overhauled the living room and bathroom. FD requested both DP&L and Vectren to be dispatched to the scene in order to secure utilities. Based on witness accounts and evidence at the scene, FD determined the fire originated near the center-right back of the couch, but was not able to confirm that smoking material was the cause. Cause is officially undetermined after investigation.

MUTUAL AIDE: 8:36 a.m., 800 Block of Delaware Street – Assist medical crew

MUTUAL AIDE: 12:09 p.m., 800 Block of Delaware Street – Medical Assist

JUNE 30

SMOKE REPORTED: 9:01 p.m., 815 Maple Street – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a boom and smoke in the area. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival and further investigation was not able to locate any problems.

SMOKE ALARM: 10:10 p.m., 1463 Reservoir Court – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a bedroom smoke detector activation. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD investigation did not find any problem or issue during the check. FD advised homeowner to contact the alarm monitoring company to have the system checked.

JUNE 27

FIRE ALARM: 11:28 p.m., 1809 Columbus, Bluestone Inn – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a commercial fire alarm. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival and did not note an audible alarm. FD was informed by night shift personnel that building two had been checked and no problem was found. FD was also informed that the system was reset by night shift personnel prior to FD’s arrival.

MUTUAL AIDE: 7:52 p.m., 1000 Block of Delaware Street – Provide medical assistance with the Fayette County Life Squad.

GAS CHECK: 10:47 p.m., 1024 E. Paint Street – Received call reporting the gas detector was beeping and requested the FD to check the residence. FD investigation did not detect any gas leak after check the meter, furnace, hot water heater and stove. FD checked the detector for operation and advised the home owner to replace the unit.

JUNE 25

CO CHECK: 7:05 a.m., 678 Robinson Road – Received call explaining the carbon-monoxide detector had been and is going off and requested the FD to check the residence. FD did not detect any carbon-monoxide at the time of the check. FD checked both detectors present and explained that neither of them are for carbon-monoxide smoke or fire only. FD change the batteries in both units. advised the occupant to consider purchasing a CO detector and to feel free to call back if there is any other issue or concern.

JUNE 24

STRUCTURE FIRE: 4:17 p.m., 721 E. Temple Street – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a kitchen fire in the upstairs apartment. FD did not find any visible smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD was informed by the occupant that the fire was out, but the apartment was full of smoke. FD ventilated, unplugged the cooking stove, shut off the breaker to the stove and checked for any fire extension. FD determined a pan of grease on the right rear burner was the point of ignition. Further explanation by the occupant explained that the fire damage to the wall directly behind the stove was the result of using water which splashed the grease. FD advised the occupant to contact the landload and to replace the stove.

FIRE ALARM: 8:50 p.m., 1771 Old Palmer Road, Ranch of Opportunity – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting multiple smoke and fire alarm activations, zone 1 and zone 16. FD was notified enroute via the radio to cancel the response, facility advised of a false alarm.

FIRE ALARM: 9:10 p.m., 1771 Old Palmer Road, Ranch of Opportunity – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting an additional general fire alarm. FD was notified enroute of false alarm and advised to cancel.