August 29—Last night, an electrical outlet overheated causing a wall fire at a Capitol Hill Apartment complex.
At 11:45 p.m., firefighters were called to the 400 block of Summit Avenue East to a second floor apartment. The occupant of the apartment told dispatchers that she could smell smoke from the electrical outlet and then saw flames in the wall. Capitol Hill Engine Company 25 arrived first and found flames coming from the wall of the unit.
Crew extinguished the fire within 2 minutes of arriving on scene. Firefighters dug up the wall and doused the flames with water from a 5 gallon water extinguisher called a pump can. A thermal imaging camera did not pick up any signs of heat inside the walls.
Power was turned off to the apartment.
There were no injuries.