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Posted on: February 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in Hamblin vehicle/garage fire

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Incident number: 01013
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 2/20/2021
Incident time: 7:40 p.m.
Address/location: 298 Hamblin Ave.

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Mr. Green

Probable cause, if known: Accidental
Structure type: Single-story concrete, unprotected, non-combustible commercial building
Construction type: Concrete
Estimated property damage: Unknown
Estimated contents damage: Unknown
Location/extent of damage: Vehicle inside garage, with smoke damage to ceiling

Hazardous materials involved?: None
Specialized rescues?: None
Vehicles involved: F-350 Contractor Van

Injuries
None 

Fatalities
None 

Other information: Car 3, Engine 2, Rescue 3, Rescue 4, Engine 5, Engine 6, and Squad 6 were dispatched to a single-story concrete, unprotected, non-combustible commercial building. Engine 2 was the first unit to arrive on scene to find thick black smoke coming from the east end of the structure. Engine 2 used a K-12 Fire Saw to remove two garage doors to give access to the fire. Once inside, it was determined that the bulk of the fire was a contractor van. Fire crews made a quick, aggressive attack to achieve fire control. Fire units them performed overhaul and checked for extension. The fire was due to an accidental ignition of a fuel tank being removed from the vehicle. No firefighters or civilians were injured.

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