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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Report # 111908-036

Charlotte Fire Department

News Media After Action Report


Report # 111908-036

RE: Apartment Fire/ 6606 Idlewild Road> Ashley Place Apartments

Benchmarks
Dispatched – 11:29 am
First CFD Unit Arrives – 11:32 am (Battalion-4)
Control Time – 11:56 am

CFD Personnel/Units
CFD – 50/ 10
Battalions 4, 1, 2, Engines 29, 14, 6, 23, 3, 64, 8, Rescue 3, Charlotte Fire Investigation Task Force

Structure/ Location
Two-story multi-family dwelling of wood frame construction

Cause & Origin/Damage Estimates
Kitchen fire deemed accidental; approximately $150K in damages

Injuries/Accidents
The adult female occupant of the fire apartment was treated on the scene for minor smoke inhalation

Evacuations/ Persons Displaced
Approximately 20 people were displaced

Smoke Detectors
A working smoke alarm alerted the adult female occupant of the fire apartment

Incident Synopsis
Just after 11:30 am Wednesday morning FF’s responded to a report of a structure fire @ the Ashley Place Apartments. Heavy smoke could be seen from several miles away. Upon their arrival FF’s observed heavy smoke and fire issuing from this two-story apartment building. The volume of fire dictated that the Incident Commander request a second alarm assignment which brought additional resources. It took FF’s just under 30 minutes to control this blaze, which caused considerable damage estimated at $150K. The cause of the blaze has been determined to be accidental and began in the kitchen. Approximately 20 people were displaced as a result of this fire. The adult female occupant of the apartment was treated on scene for smoke inhalation. There were no other injuries to report.



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Report # 111908-035

Charlotte Fire Department

News Media After Action Report


Report # 111908-035

RE: Fire death> 5103 Park Rd Apt. B/ The Stratford Apartments

Benchmarks
Dispatched – 6:05 pm
First CFD Unit Arrives – 6:09 pm (L-16)
Control Time – N/A

CFD Personnel/Units
CFD –8/ 2
Engine 12 & Ladder 16

Structure/ Location
Two-story multi-family dwelling

Cause & Origin/Damage Estimates
Discarded smoking material and accidental; less than 5K in damages

Injuries/Accidents
One 48 y/o female fatality

Evacuations/ Persons Displaced
N/A

Smoke Detectors
NO working smoke detector

Incident Synopsis
Just after 6pm Tuesday evening FF’s were called to service for a medical emergency @ The Stratford Apartments, 5103 Park Rd, Apt. B. Upon their arrival FF’s found a 48 y/o female who was unresponsive and had suffered burns on parts of her body. FF’s also observed a light smoke haze in the structure and determined that a fire had previously occurred and had self-extinguished prior to their arrival. After further patient assessment, it was determined that the victim had no pulse and was pronounced deceased on scene by MEDIC personnel. Fire Investigators have determined that the fire was caused by discarded smoking material and deemed accidental. The fire caused less than $5,000 in damages.


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