Washington Fire Department reports


The Washington Fire Department recently responded to the following:

JUNE 22

ILLEGAL BURN: 2:54 p.m., 1003 Yeoman St. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a possible illegal burn. FD found black smoke coming from a pile of burning rubbish at the time of arrival. FD informed the occupant of the burning rules and regulations and stood by while the occupant extinguished the fire.

STRUCTURE FIRE: 6:01 p.m., 827 1/2 Washington Ave. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a possible structure fire with black smoke coming from the upstairs window, unsure if occupied. FD found light gray smoke coming from an open window on the second floor above the front porch found light gray smoke coming from an open window on the second floor above the front porch at the time of arrival. FD was informed by the occupant that it was a cooking fire, everyone was out and the stove was unplugged. FD found thick black smoke at the top of the stairwell and throughout the second floor upon making entry. FD set-up ventilation and completed a search of the second floor. FD found elevated levels of heat within the walls directly beside and above the stove with thermal imaging. FD pulled the main breaker(s) and fuses to the unit for safety. FD overhauled the wall(s) and ceiling near/above the stove to confirm there was no breach or fire extension. FD gained access to the attic area and did not find any fire extension or smoke during its’ check. FD investigation determined the fire originated on the right burner of the stove top and spread to the adjacent wall and wall/cabinet directly behind/above the unit. Occupant stated oil was warming up to fry dinner and while in another part of the house, the detector alarmed. When returning to the kitchen, heavy black smoke was encountered and found the stop top/wall on fire once in the kitchen. The occupant was able to extinguish the fire and unplug the stove prior to FD arrival. FD requested the occupant be checked by EMS personnel.

JUNE 20

TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 9:17 a.m., 534 Columbus Ave. – Received report of a two-vehicle accident with injuries. On arrival FD found two vehicles involved with two persons injured. FD checked the scene for safety and assisted with patient care.

JUNE 19

VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 11:53 a.m., U.S. Route 22 E – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a vehicle accident, requesting oil dry. FD established a safe work zone, applied oil dry to fluids on the roadway and assisted with general clean up.

JUNE 18

ARCING POWER LINE: 9:57 p.m., Old Chillicothe Road SE – Received report of arcing power line in a tree. On arrival FD found the lines arcing and dropping sparks onto a shed. FD contact DP&L and stood by until the line stopped arcing.

BICYCLE HIT BY CAR: 6:43 p.m., 1666 Columbus Ave., Burger King – Received report of a bicycle hit by a car. On arrival FD found the vehicle had left the scene and the subject riding the bike was not hurt. Prior to leaving the scene the driver of the vehicle did return to the scene.

GAS ODOR: 9:58 a.m., 780 Gregg St., Rosemont Court – Received request to check structure for an odor of gas. Investigation found no trace of gas at the time of check.

JUNE 17

ALARM ACTIVATION: 7:39 a.m., 99 Summit Lane, Washington Park Apartments – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting an alarm activation, smoke. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD made contact with the occupant whom stated smoke from cooking set off the detector and there was no problem. FD assisted maintenance personnel with resetting the system.

ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES: 8:45 a.m., U.S. 22 W – Received request to respond to an accident with no one on scene complaining of injuries. FD checked the scene for safety, removed debris from the roadway and applied oil dry to spill liquids.

JUNE 16

TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 3:23 p.m., Leesburg Ave. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a two-vehicle accident. FD found both vehicles upright, on all four wheels and both facing east in the east bound lane of travel and did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD confirmed there was no entrapment, established a safe working area, checked both vehicles for safety and assisted with traffic control and patient loading.

BURNING ODOR: 9:05 p.m., 2825 US 22 W., Fayette Landing – WODA – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting an odor of something burning. FD did not find any smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD made contact with the complainant whom stated the odor was only outside. FD investigation and 360 of the complex did not find any exterior problem/issue. FD spoke with multiple residents who reported no problem in their individual unit.