Yesterday's NE Brazee House Fire: Important Lessons Revealed by Fire Investigation

March 20, 2018 10:50

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Yesterday, March 14th at 6:45am fire crews responded to a report of a residential fire in the 4800 block of NE Brazee. A jogger passing by smelled smoke and on investigation noticed the windows of a home smoked up, and immediately called 911.

On arrival fire crews made entry to the home and found it heavily charged with smoke. They found a small fire in a bedroom that had smoldered for some time creating all the smoke. During a search of the residence one female occupant was discovered unconscious in the home. Fire crews removed the patient and began medical aid. The patient was transported to an area hospital where she remains in critical condition from significant smoke exposure.

During the fire investigation, investigators pieced together the moments before the victim collap

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