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Capital City Fire/Rescue

Fire Response: Mt. View Senior Center

Fire Response: Mt. View Senior Center On Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at approximately 8 p.m., Capital City Fire Rescue was dispatched to respond to 895 West 12th Street, Mt. View Senior Center, for a report of smoke in the lobby and an electrical fire smell. Two fire engines, two ambulances, two ladder trucks, one rescue truck and approximately 28 firefighters and EMS personnel responded. The first due engine company made contact with an occupant and reported light smoke on the first floor laundry room and corridor. The fire alarm system was activated and approximately 40 residents were evacuated. The residents were evacuated to the Harbor view gymnasium while personnel determined the source of the smoke. The fire was determined to have been caused by an exhaust fan unit located between the laundry and generator rooms. It is believed tha the motor had overheated and the build up of lint ignited and smoldered creating the smoke. The building was ventilated and residents were able to return their apartments approximately 30 minutes later. The damage was contained to the exhaust ventilation unit. No further damage or injuries were reported. All CCFR apparatus and personnel cleared the scene by 9:40 p.m. Submitted by: Daniel M. Jager Deputy Fire Marshal Capital City Fire/Rescue 820 Glacier Avenue 99801

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