TFD Deals With Multiple Fires Memorial Day Weekend

By: Emily Johnson, Tallahassee Fire Department Email
By: Emily Johnson, Tallahassee Fire Department Email

By: Emily Johnson
May 25, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - Fire Fighters respond to a house fire this afternoon at 1612 Sequoia Drive. We when arrived the fire was contained, but TFD said the fire had engulfed the roof of the home and fire fighters were able to put it out. No one was hurt and the family was waiting for TFD out in front of the house. They had several fire truck on hand and about a dozen fire fighters working the scene.

"Upon our arrival fire fighters found flames through the roof. They did quick attack on it knocked it down real quick. They did a secondary and primary search and didn't find anyone in there and now we're in the process of cleaning it up," said Battalion Chief Dery, Tallahassee Fire Department.

TFD said the cause of the fire is unknown and it's still under investigation.

By: Tallahassee Fire Department
May 25, 2014

At 3:31 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, units from Tallahassee Fire Department Stations 12, 6, 7, 1 and 2 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 9000 block of Seafair Ln. The first unit arrived seven minutes later and reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of a single-family residence. Crews conducted a defensive attack on the fire and used multiple hand lines in addition to an aerial ladder truck to suppress the flames. The fire was extinguished approximately 29 minutes after the arrival of the first unit. The homeowner was home at the time of the fire. Two occupants were displaced. The Red Cross was called to assist the occupants. LCEMS, LCSO and Talquin Electric also assisted on scene. A Tallahassee Fire Department investigator was called to the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damages were estimated at $250,000.00. No civilians were hurt. One firefighter was injured. The firefighter was treated and released on scene.

A second fire was dispatched at 1:47 a.m. early Sunday morning in the 1900 block of Rain Valley Ct. Units from Tallahassee Fire Department Stations 9, 1 and 2 responded. The first unit arrived approximately nine minutes later and reported a fully involved camper trailer that had extended into the residence of a duplex apartment building. Crews made an aggressive offensive attack on the fire. The fire was brought under control in under 30 minutes. All occupants were out of the structure upon Fire Department arrival. LCEMS, TPD and City Utilities also assisted on scene. Three occupants were displaced as a result of the fire. The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the occupants. Investigators from the Tallahassee Fire Department, State Fire Marshall, and the ATF were called to the scene to investigate. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. Damages were estimated at $20,000.00. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.


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