Washington Fire Department reports


The Washington Fire Department recently responded to the following:

JUNE 14

GAS CHECK: 1:51 a.m., 400 Block of Rawlings St. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a strong odor of gas in the area. FD found the pressure relief valve at the North Street transmission station open and relieving excess gas pressure at the time of arrival.

JUNE 10

SEMI-FIRE: 2:53 p.m., 2345 Robinson Road SE – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a semi-fire. FD did not find any visible smoke or fire at the time of arrival and was informed by the driver and the facility manager that two extinguishers were used prior to FD arrival. FD made entry and found high levels of built-up heat with involved materials moderately smoldering. FD overhauled the interior of the tractor, removing equipment/debris and personal items and finished extinguishing any concealed fire. Quick response of deploying multiple fire extinguishers and closing he cab doors to seal off the compartment prior to FD arrival prevented major fire spread and damage. FD determined the area of origin to be located in the interior and on the passenger side on/near/within a built-in storage area next to the rear sleeper. FD was unable to determine the cause of ignition after investigation.

FIRE ALARM ACTIVATION: 9:15 p.m., 529 E. East St. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a fire alarm activation, dining room smoke detector, zone 12. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival and was informed by the occupant that burnt food smoked up the house. The occupant stated the cooking pan had been moved outside and the stove shut off prior to FD arrival. FD found moderate smoke conditions throughout the house, checked the stove for safety and assisted with ventilation.

JUNE 7

TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 12:45 p.m., Exit 80 Palmer Road – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a two-vehicle accident, semi versus car. FD found both vehicles upright and on all four wheels with no smoke or fire at the time of arrival Both vehicles were off of the roadway and facing east with one in the median off to the north and the other in the emergency pull-off lane to the south. FD established a safe work zone, confirmed there was no entrapment and checked both vehicles for safety.

JUNE 5

SMOKE ALARM ACTIVATION: 1:47 a.m., 922 Briar Ave. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a smoke detector activation with the occupant exiting. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival, but did note the audible alarm of multiple detectors within the residence. FD investigation did not find any visible signs of an active fire during its’ walk-around and walk-thru of the residence, but noted all four detectors alarming. Further investigation of the attic and the use of thermal imaging did not find any fire or possible issue. FD reset the active detector.

VEHICLE ON FIRE: 7:39 a.m., 2100 Jenni Lane – Received call from vehicle owner stating the vehicle was on fire. FD found a parked vehicle within a single allotted space with moderate smoke conditions and visible fire at the front of the vehicle near the engine compartment. FD forced open the hood to the engine compartment and extinguished the fire. FD obtained the vehicle keys from the owner to unlock the doors and gain access to the passenger compartment. FD investigation places the origin at/near the rear of the engine compartment and at/above the fire wall. FD noted the windshield was broken at/near the area of origin prior to extinguishing. FD was unable to determine the cause of ignition nor if it originated on the exterior/interior. FD obtained a voluntary statement and took photos.

JUNE 3

POLE BURNING: 3:24 a.m., 904 John Street – Received report of an electrical line and pole burning. On arrival FD found the pole and had DP&L contacted.