Multiple fires reported in the Cape
Two residential structure fires and a grass fire kept Cape Coral firefighters and their fire apparatus occupied for much of the afternoon Thursday.
At 1:25 p.m., Cape fire crews responded to a 911 call reporting a dryer on fire at 1717 N.W. 28th Terrace. Crews with Engine 5, Squad 8 and Truck 4 arrived within minutes to find a fire burning in the utility room with smoke spreading through the rest of the home. The occupants had evacuated the home when Cape fire crews arrived. Firefighters began working the fire when the occupants notified them that the family dog was still inside the residence. A primary search was conducted, and the dog was located and rescued. The fire was extinguished within about 10 minutes.
The residents of the home (three family members) and the dog had to be relocated to temporary housing.
At 3:08 p.m., Fire Dispatch received a 911 call reporting smoke in the home at 926 S.W. 33rd Street. Engine 9 arrived on scene and found that a grease fire had started in a frying pan left unattended on the stove. Firefighters put a “quick hit” on the fire to prevent the flames and smoke from causing major damage. There were no injuries.
At 3:22 p.m., another 911 call was received on a reported fire in the median in the 100 block of NW 9th Street. The fast-moving grass fire threatened a truck and residence as the afternoon winds accelerated the fire’s movement toward these exposed targets. Firefighters used hand lines and a brush truck to prevent the fire from damaging the home or engulfing the truck. There were no injuries.
In addition to the afternoon fire calls, Cape Fire Rescue units responded to a three-vehicle accident with minor injuries at 2:44 p.m. in the 1400 block of Cape Coral Parkway; an accident with injuries at 4:16 p.m. at Bolado Parkway and Del Prado Boulevard; and, two medical calls at 3:02 p.m. and 3:31 p.m.
Source: City of Cape Coral