Washington Fire Department reports


The Washington Fire Department recently responded to the following:

JULY 27

MUTUAL AIDE: 1:44 p.m., 13044 Reid Road – FD was dispatched for mutual aide to a fully involved structure fire. Firefighters provided apparatus and manpower.

JULY 26

BURNING COMPLAINT: 9:16 p.m., John Street – FD responded to a burning complaint. On arrival the occupants were extinguishing a recreational fire built with dry seasoned firewood. FD found no problem at the time of call.

MULCH FIRE: 6:18 p.m., 1225 Gregg Street – FD responded to a mulch fire near the building. On arrival, FD found a small mulch fire in the A/B corner that extended into the siding and the PVC downspout drain. FD extinguished the fire and checked behind the siding both visually and with a thermal imager for extension. Firefighters also checked inside apartment #106 for extension.

JULY 23

TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 4 p.m., Highland Avenue – FD responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries. On arrival, FD found two vehicles involved, one car and one van. Both vehicles were upright with no smoke or fire showing. Both vehicles had moderate damage, the car had airbag deployment and fluid leakage. FD blocked the roadway to create a safe work area and spread oil dry to the leaking fluids. FD stood by on scene until the vehicles were removed from the scene.

JULY 19

ARCING POWER LINES: 5:31 p.m., 1329 Pearl Street – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting power lines arcing in the trees. FD did not find any arcing at the time of arrival and did not find any problem/issue during its investigation.

BURNING POWER LINES: 5:51 p.m., 630 Highland Avenue – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting power lines burning close to the residence. FD did not find any burning or arcing power lines at the time of arrival. FD investigation found two separate burnt/broken power lines on the ground and still attached to opposite poles. FD requested DP&L to be dispatched.

JULY 15

FIRE: 10:50 a.m., 719 Willard Street – Received call from occupants reporting a fire earlier this morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. involving the fence at which time they extinguished and later requested the FD to look at it. FD did not find any smoke or fire and confirmed the occupants had extinguished the fire at the time of arrival. FD investigation determined the cause of the fire was the natural act of decomposition of organic materials spontaneously igniting.

MUTUAL AIDE: 2:41 p.m., 1249 Farmington Lane – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance in locating a missing person.