Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Keizer Fire District Responds Their New Fire Engine to Apartment Fire (Photo)


News Release from Keizer Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2017 3:31 PM
Downloadable file: Keizer Fire New Fire Engine
Downloadable file: The Culprit
Downloadable file: Activated Smoke Alarm (Yay!)
Downloadable file: Apartment Fire
Downloadable file: Triple Tree Apartments
On Thursday, June 28, 2017, at 12:53 pm Keizer Fire District was summoned to the Triple Tree Apartments for a fire in a clothes dryer. The neighbors in the apartment complex smelled smoke and alerted the mother and child in the apartment that something was wrong. Finding the source of the fire to be a clothes dryer, the neighbor emptied a small fire extinguisher on the unit, but smoke and fire continued to fill the apartment.

The apartment tenant called the business line for Keizer Fire District who directed the tenant to go outside and call 9-1-1. The apartments adjacent to the smoke filled apartment, evacuated also.

Firefighters arrived to a smoke charged apartment with moderate smoke coming from the front door. The smoke alarm was sounding. Firefighters made safe entry, extinguished the fire, and ventilated the building of smoke. They removed the burnt up appliance to the outside and brought baby supplies to the young mother and infant. Along with firefighters from Salem Fire Department

This was the first fire for the new fire engines in Keizer that were placed into service on Monday, June 26th. Firefighters were pleased with their performance and better ease of operation. Salem Fire Department also responded with their ladder truck (Ladder 2) and assisted with the firefighting efforts. Salem Fire is providing ladder truck services to Keizer, while Keizer Fire's Ladder Truck is undergoing refurbishment until July.

Keizer Fire District would like to remind the public to exit the building if you smell smoke. Use your cell phone from outside or go to a neighbor's house to call 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 directly to get the emergency communications center. Stay on the line with Emergency Communications (9-1-1) to provide information or receive safety instructions.
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