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Posted on: February 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in Clay Street fire

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Incident number:  2019-0904
Type of emergency:  Structure Fire
Incident date: 2-12-19
Alarm time:  7:14 p.m.  
Address/location:  10 Clay St.

Occupied?  No  

Probable cause (if known):  Accidental careless burning of incense
Structure type:  9 Floor Dormitory Type Residence
Construction type: Concrete

Location/extent of damage: 8th Floor Apartment 

Hazardous materials involved: None
Specialized rescues: None
Vehicles involved, if any: None

                Civilian: None
                Responder:  None
                Civilian: None
                Responder: None

Other information:      Fire units Engine 2, Rescue 3, Rescue 4, Engine 5, Truck 6, Squad 6, and Car 3 were toned to respond to a nine-story residential apartment building that had smoke coming from an eighth-floor apartment. Upon arrival light smoke was visible from a window on the eighth floor. Fire crews made their way up to the eighth floor to find light smoke in the hallway. They made their way to the apartment and opened an unlocked door to find heavy smoke in the apartment. Fire crews advanced into the bedroom to find a mattress on fire. The crew quickly extinguished the fire and conducted a search of the apartment for victims. The primary search was negative. Ventilation was used to remove smoke from the building. The cause of the fire is due to accidental careless burning of incense.

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