City of Tallahassee, FL

11/30/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2021 08:51

Fire on Mayfair Road Causes $60,000 in Damages

November 30, 2021

On Nov. 29 at 9:30 p.m., the Tallahassee Fire Department (TFD) responded to a structure fire in the 1800 block of Mayfair Road. TFD found fire showing from the rear of the structure upon arrival. Crews quickly located the fire and searched for trapped victims. An aggressive offensive attack mitigated the fire, and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a malfunctioning fireplace. Damages are estimated to be $60,000. The residents were displaced and assisted by the American Red Cross. TFD was assisted on scene by Tallahassee Police Department and Leon County EMS.

TFD reminds residents to take fire safety precautions during cold weather and offers these fireplace safety tips:

  • Always use a fireplace safety screen.
  • Keep flammable objects (e.g., rugs, curtains, etc.) away from the fireplace.
  • Do not leave children unattended around the fireplace. Remember that the fireplace and its surroundings stay hot; this includes the safety screen.
  • Have your fireplace inspected and swept yearly by a certified fireplace technician.

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Contact Information

Richard Jones, Deputy Fire Chief, 850-509-0537