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Blaze Quickly Destroys Van Nuys Mask Company

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
VAN NUYS
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It took 130 Los Angeles Firefighters less than 40 minutes to fully extinguish flames that consumed a facial prosthetic firm Tuesday afternoon, causing one responder to be hospitalized. 
 
The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 3:19 PM on June 13, 2017 to 14753 Aetna Street in Van Nuys, where firefighters arrived quickly to discover heavy fire to the rear of a 100' x 100' one-story industrial building. 
 
Within moments of LAFD commencing fireground operations - less than nine minutes after the fire was reported, the structure began to fail, with large sections of the roof and later walls, giving way to intense flames that soon towered in the sky. 
 
A well-coordinated effort by 130 firefighters under the command of Battalion Chief Scott Campos, defensively confined the flames to building of fire origin, with limited heat damage to several vehicles parked nearby. They extinguished the blaze in just 39 minutes, without civilian injury.
 
One Fire Captain sustained a moderate burn injury to his gloved hand while battling flames. He was taken to a burn care specialty hospital for further examination, where he was treated and released to remain off-duty. 
 
Fire loss to Hollywood Mask Masters is still being tabulated. The cause of the greater alarm fire remains under active investigation. 
 
Dispatched Units: E288 T88 E102 RA102 E81 RA81 E99 E290 T90 BC10 BC14 E88 T39 E239 RA88 E100 CM42 E289 E89 T89 E260 T60 E278 T78 E108 E86 E298 T98 EM10 EM14 BC12 BC17 UR88 UR89 RA89 HR3 BC5 RA39 RA99 EM17 E21 T21 E221 SQ21 SU2 T87 E287 SQ87 RA87 RA75 E87 AR2 RT59 E93 E105
 
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