Fire Calls 04-27-2015 to 05-10-2015

The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 275 incidents during the period of 4-27-15—5-10-15 bringing the yearly total to 2392 incidents.

Brush fire: Unusual dry conditions for this time of the year contributed to a brush fire in the 7400 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard at 5:59 p.m. on 4-30-15. Crews from Engine 9 and Engine 7 were on the scene for over an hour extinguishing the fire.

Camper fire: Platoon 4 responded to a report of a camper on fire in the 400 block of Memorial Parkway at 2:03 a.m. on 5-03-15. The camper was old and in rough shape and was fully involved upon crews arrival, and after extinguishment damage was estimated at $500. The cause remains under investigation.

Vehicle fire: A car fire in the 2900 block of 22nd St. sent Platoon 4 to the scene at 5:49 a.m. on 5-03-15. A 2015 Chevy Malibu had heavy fire in both the engine and passenger compartments which spread to a nearby 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix. Damage to the Malibu was listed at $20,000 and to the Grand Prix at $3000 and it is still being investigated.

Kitchen fire: Unattended cooking was the reason for a kitchen fire in an apartment at a complex in the 4600 block of Hyde Park Boulevard at 4:16 p.m. on 5-04-15. Damage to the stove and cupboards after extinguishment was pegged at $4000. A working smoke alarm alerted 2 Adults and 2 children and allowed them to exit the premises safely.

Electrical fire:Platoon 1 was dispatched to the 500 block of Portage Road for an electrical fire in the living room of a house at 4:52 P.M. on 5-08-15. Arriving crews discovered an electrical outlet producing smoke resulting from rain water coming down the wall and causing a short in the outlet. Damage to the wall and outlet was judged to be $200.

Structure fire: A full assignment from Platoon 4 responded to the 500 block of 28th St. for a house fire at 8:34 a.m. on 5-9-15. Engine 8’s crew consisting of Captain Jeffrey Meacham, Firefighters Ryan Garrow, Thomas Cutler, and Greg Dusher stretched a hoseline through the rear door and extinguished the fire which was located in a spare bedroom on the first floor. Careless use of power strips and extension cords was the cause of the fire which ended up in $20,000 damage to building and contents.