Washington Fire Department reports


The Washington Fire Department responded to the following:

JULY 28

HEAVY SMOKE: 2:35 p.m., 328 N. Main St. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting heavy smoke, possible structure fire. FD found moderate, light gray smoke at the rear of the residence and was informed at the time of arrival of burning in the backyard. FD found an unattended burn in a fire pit full of fresh cut evergreens. FD extinguished the fire, but was unable to make contact with the property owner or any occupants.

TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 8:53 p.m., 1619 U.S. Route 22 E. – 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 off the roadway with no smoke or fire showing at the time of arrival. FD established a safe work area, confirmed there was no entrapment, checked both vehicles for safety and cleared debris from the roadway.

JULY 31

ILLEGAL BURN: 12:17 p.m., 1003 Yeoman St. – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a possible illegal burn, complaint of burning plastic odor. FD found a small pile of household rubbish being burnt in a fire pit in the side yard at the time of arrival. FD was unable to make contact with the occupants and extinguished the fire.

ALARM ACTIVATION: 1:59 p.m., 99 Summit Lane, Washington Park Apartments – 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. FD did not note any audible alarms, but did find the enunciator panel displaying an active alarm. FD met with the occupant whom stated there was no problem, the neighbor across the hall was cooking and smoke/steam set off the alarm.

ODOR OF SMOKE: 4:53 p.m., 2968 Yeoman Rd NW, JLB1 Properties LTD – Received call from complainant reporting the odor of smoke in the residence and ashes on the vehicle from multiple burn piles in the area. FD found multiple piles of cleared timber and brush actively burning with moderate dark gray smoke blowing north-northeast at the time of arrival. FD met and smoke with the property owner on site and advised of the permissible application and limitations of the approved burn permit. FD coordinated an action plan with the property owner to extinguish, bury and control the burning piles. Two piles were extinguished by FD personnel, the largest pile was broken down and buried with top soil by the property owner. The three remaining piles were observed to be burning clean and nearing the smoldering stage with minimal amounts of white/light gray smoke prior to FD’s departure.

THREE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 7:33 p.m., E. Market Street – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a three-vehicle accident with injuries. FD found all three vehicles upright and on all four wheels with no smoke or fire at the time of arrival. One vehicle was located in the east bound lane and facing northeast with the other two off the roadway and facing north. FD established a safe work zone, confirmed there was no entrapment, assisted with patient packaging and cleared debris and fluids from the roadway.

MUTUAL AIDE: 11:11 p.m., 4178 Greenfield Sabina Rd – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office requesting a hydrant set-up for a working barn fire. FD set-up, maintained and provided water supply for tanker shuttle operations.