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Posted on: February 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Firefighter injured in structure fire

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Incident number: 00944
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 2/11/2022
Incident time: 9:47 a.m.
Address/location: 60 Greentree Blvd.

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Property Manager Kim Thompson

Probable cause, if known: Under investigation
Structure type: Multifamily dwelling
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $51,705
Estimated contents damage: $2,895
Location/extent of damage: Third floor apartment and attic space

Hazardous materials involved?: None
Specialized rescues?: None
Vehicles involved: 

Civilian: No
Responder: One firefighter 

Civilian: No
Responder: No 

Other information: Car 3, Truck 1, Engine 2, Rescue 3, Engine 5, Rescue 6, Squad 2 and Squad 6 were dispatched to a multi- family dwelling structure fire. Rescue 6 was the first unit to arrive on scene to find smoke coming from the eaves of the attic. Rescue 6 pulled an attack hose line to make an interior attack and quickly gained fire control on the third floor. Crews then pulled ceiling to quickly gain fire control in the attic space. Truck 1 crew simultaneously performed vertical ventilation to vent superheated gases and clear smoke, so the interior units could see any spot fires and check for extension. The fire was caused by a contractor using a salamander heater that caught some plastic on fire, which spread rapidly up the wall and into the attic space. No civilians were injured. One firefighter sustained a back injury on scene and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.  

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