Washington Fire Department reports


The Washington Fire Department recently responded to the following:

MARCH 1

REPORT OF ALARMS: 6:15 p.m., 151 Jamison Rd. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting several general alarms, zone 254 – water flow 286 and 389. FD did not find any smoke or fire, did find the facility evacuated at the time of arrival. FD was notified via radio at the same time of a false alarm, the alarm was reset and to disregard. FD noted active strobes and made contact with facility personnel whom advised a sprinkler line had broken and there was no fire. FD was advised the system was silenced until maintenance could arrive to make repairs.

FEB. 28

DRYER FIRE: 10:53 a.m., 901 S. Elm St. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a dryer fire. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD confirmed all occupants were out of the residence and accounted for. FD confirmed the location of the fire and found moderate smoke conditions coming up from the basement at the time of entry. FD noted the activation of smoke alarms, made entry and found glowing embers at the bottom of the open dryer door and on the floor just below. FD extinguished the smoldering clothing and dryer lint and ventilated the structure. The fire was contained to the appliance/area of origin and FD did not find any fire spread or damage to structural components. FD investigation determined the cause was a build up of dryer lint in the vent line which was the result of an excessively long vertical rise and multiple 90 degree elbows.

ALARM ACTIVATION: 6:08 p.m., 726 Rawlings St., Old Carlton Manor – Received call from passer-by advising of alarms going off inside of the building. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival, but did note audible alarms coming from inside the structure. FD did a complete walk-around of the building to confirm there was no visible smoke or fire prior to making entry. Two FD members made entry with officers from the Washington Police Department of investigate. Investigation did not find any active fire within the structure, but did find multiple battery operated smoke detectors alarming. Three sealed smoke detectors were disabled prior to exiting the structure. Building is vacant/abandoned and the incident was referred to the fire chief/inspector for multiple safety and code violations. The fire chief/inspector made contact with the property owner and issued a fourteen and thirty day progressive property security order to secure the building.

ODOR OF GAS: 6:29 p.m., 1035 N. North St. – Received call from occupant reporting an odor of gas inside the residence and requested FD to check. FD investigation did not detect any gas leaks inside or outside of the residence and advised to have a plumber thoroughly check the gas lines in the crawl space.

FEB. 26

ALARM ACTIVATION: 3:51 a.m., 1010 Mead St. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a water-flow, fire alarm activation. FD did not find any smoke or fire, nor did it find the water-gong activated at the time of arrival. FD was unable to make access into the building, so a responder was requested. FD confirmed the alarm at the enunciator panel, which specified zone fire, riser number one. FD walked the building, checked all risers and found no problem at the time of investigation. FD assisted with resetting the alarm.

SMOKE DETECTOR ACTIVATION: 7:02 a.m., 751 Aspen Dr. – Received call from occupant stating the smoke detector had gone off and now there is an odor of burning plastic, but are not able to locate the source. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD investigation did not find any issues at the time of check and included a check of the furnace and attic with the aide of a thermal-imaging camera.

FEB. 25

FIRE ALARM: 2:17 p.m., 1809 Columbus Ave., Blue Stone Inn – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a fire alarm activation, building one. FD was notified via radio while enroute of a false alarm and to disregard.

FEB. 23

GAS LEAK: 11:16 a.m., 300 Depot Dr. – Received report of a gas leak. On arrival FD found that a maintenance crew had hit a gas line causing the leak. Site safety crews had shut the gas off and ventilated the building prior to FD arrival. FD checked the building for gas levels and contact Vectren to assist staff with the repairs.