KAMIAH – On January 30, at 4:15 PM, Kamiah Fire-Rescue was dispatched to an electrical fire at 812 Nez Perce Drive, in the Looking Glass housing complex. Command unit as well as a structure engine, rescue squad and medic unit were the first to arrive on scene. Additional units including a second structure engine and water tender also responded.
Upon arrival, it was noted to have light smoke coming from a roof vent, while fire personnel made access to the roof, occupants of the complex were accounted for and evacuated.
While evacuation was being completed, fire investigation continued and found a single apartment that was involved with heavy fire and smoke damage. The fire was able to be contained before extending into into any other units.
No residents or fire personnel were injured in the response.
All residents of the Looking Glass Apartments have been relocated for the night pending further investigation from the State Fire Marshal in the next few days.
Kamiah Fire-Rescue would like to thank the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office as well as Nez Perce Tribal Police for their help and assistance on this call.
We would like to encourage everyone to keep doors closed in their homes in order to control fire growth.