May 26, 2023
Tippin Avenue House Fire Update
Pensacola Fire Department and the Pensacola Police Department responded to a house fire in the 7600 block of Tippin Avenue this morning, which resulted in two adults and two children being hospitalized.
PFD dispatch received the call at approximately 5:43 this morning, Friday, May 26, with the first PFD crew en route by 5:45 a.m. and on scene at approximately 5:49 a.m.
PFD Engine 6 was the first to arrive on scene, along with a Pensacola Police Department officer who responded while on patrol nearby. Upon arriving on scene, crews saw heavy smoke and flames showing from the residence, quickly jumping into action to rescue the occupants inside the home.
Firefighters identified the location of the occupants and entered the home through a window to begin search and rescue, removing all four victims from the home with the assistance of PPD.
"This was an incredibly difficult fire response, and I am so proud of our PFD team for their rapid response time and quick action to perform lifesaving rescues in extremely dangerous fire conditions," Pensacola Fire Chief Ginny Cranor said. "They demonstrated exceptional bravery and professionalism, employing aggressive firefighting tactics and strategies to rescue these citizens in their time of need."
First responders from PFD, Pensacola Police Department, and Escambia County EMS provided medical assistance to the victims on scene before they were transported by EMS to a local hospital.
PFD Engine 6, Engine 3, Engine 2, Ladder 16, and Battalion Chief 1 were dispatched by the first alarm, with Battalion Chief 1 calling for Ladder 11 immediately based on dispatch information.
Other PFD responding units included Engine 5, Logistics, Chief 3, Chief 1, Safety 1 and Fire Marshals 2, 3 and 4. PPD, Escambia County EMS, and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office also responded.
There was severe fire damage throughout the home. The Bureau of Fire, Arson, and Explosive Investigations is investigating the cause of the fire.