Tallahassee Fire Department Press Release
Three separate fires in an 8 hour period kept the Tallahassee Fire Department very busy last night and early this morning.
The first fire occurred at 9:35 p.m. Saturday night when Tallahassee Fire Department units from Stations 7, 2, and 1 were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 3200 block of Albert Drive. The first unit on scene was met with smoke and flames from the attached garage of a single-family home.
Crews were able to quickly gain control of the fire within 5 minutes of their arrival on scene. The occupants were home at the time of the incident, and were alerted by smoke detectors to the presence of the fire.
All occupants were out of the house when crews arrived. One patient was treated on scene for smoke inhalation, and then transported to an area hospital for further evaluation by Leon County EMS. The family pets were also removed from the house and were unharmed. No firefighters were injured.
A Tallahassee Fire Department investigator was called to the scene. The fire originated behind a couch in the garage. The cause of the fire is listed as unknown at this time.
The damages were estimated at approximately $20,000.00. Two occupants were displaced as a result of the fire. TPD and Talquin Utilities also assisted.
The second fire came in at 12:48 a.m. Sunday morning in the 200 block of Ross Road. Units from Tallahassee Fire Department Stations 3 and 1 were dispatched for a mobile home on fire.
The first crews arrived at 12:55 a.m. and reported heavy fire conditions in a vacant mobile home. Crews extinguished the blaze in approximately 10 minutes.
The damages were estimated at $20,000.00. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and is listed as suspicious. Both Tallahassee Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall’s Office investigators were called to the scene to investigate. LCSO and LCEMS also assisted.
The third fire broke out at 5:31 a.m. early Sunday morning. Tallahassee Fire Department units from Stations 1 and 2 were dispatched for reported house fire in the 1600 block of Mitchell Avenue.
The first unit arrived on scene at 5:37 a.m. and reported heavy fire in the rear of a single-family dwelling. The fire extended to the attic and caused significant damage to the home. The occupants were home at the time of the fire and were able to escape the blaze unharmed. Crews battled the fire for approximately 30 minutes before they were able to extinguish the fire.
Fire crews were able to find and rescue a dog and two cats that were still inside the home. Damages were estimated at $200,000.00. The fire originated on the back porch, and the cause is listed as unknown. TPD, LCEMS and City Utilities assisted on scene.
Two adults and two children were displaced as a result of the fire. No injuries were reported