CITY OF BRENTWOOD
FIRE AND RESCUE
From: Fire Chief Brian Goss
Date: January 27, 2012
Subject: Press Release: Structure Fire at 706 Forest Park Drive
STRUCTURE FIRE AT 706 FOREST PARK DRIVE
At approximately 12:45 a.m. Friday morning Brentwood Fire & Rescue personnel were dispatched to a structure fire at 706 Forest Park Drive off of Murray Lane. Upon arrival Engine 1 reported flames and smoke coming from the roof and eves. Moments later they reported a working structure fire.
Crews made an aggressive attack via an interior stairwell and quickly located the main body of fire. The home’s attic was involved in fire as well as a bonus room above the garage. Firefighters were able to keep the attic fire in check and confine it to the area of origin, declaring the fire under control a short time later. Smoke damage is extensive throughout the home with damage estimated at $50,000-$75,000. The Fire Investigator was on the scene this morning and quickly determined the fire to be electrical in nature.
The occupants called 911 when they were awakened by the smoke detectors. No injuries occurred to either the homeowners or firefighters.
Earlier in the day, Rescue 1 was returning from a motor vehicle accident incident when it was struck by a pickup truck that failed to yield at a stop sign. No one was injured in this accident which resulted in damage to the apparatus. Rescue 1 carries specialized technical rescue equipment as well as extrication tools, commonly known as the “Jaws of Life”. This equipment was transferred to a back-up vehicle until repairs can be completed.