Release date: 10/18/2011
On October 18, 2011, at about 12:30 p.m., the Farmington Public Safety Department responded to 36900 block of Jamestown on a report of light smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Public safety officers arrived and found light smoke in the common hallway and had to force entry into the second floor apartment. Upon the door opening, public safety officers were met with thick smoke and heat that forced them to the floor with zero visibility inside the apartment.
Public safety officers entered the apartment to search for the fire and possible occupants. Officers located the fire in a back bedroom and a female in her mid sixties on the floor. The victim was removed from the apartment and basic life support efforts were administered until Community Emergency Medical Service (CEMS) arrived and provided advanced life support. The victim was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.
Public safety officers were able to contain the fire to the victim’s apartment. The apartment suffered heavy fire and smoke damage. Residents from the remaining apartments in the building were allowed to return to their apartments.
Farmington Hills Fire Department was requested for mutual aid, but cancelled upon arrival as the fire was under control. Farmington public safety investigators are being assisted by Oakland County Fire Investigation Unit to determine the cause and origin of the fire.
For further information, contact 248-474-4700.
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