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Downtown Blaze Prevented From Causing Injury

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Fire engines in front of building with ladders to roof
Greater Alarm fire in Downtown LA
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LOS ANGELES
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Fire in a downtown Los Angeles commercial building was prevented from spreading and causing any injuries.
 
At 1:59PM on Tuesday 1 August, 2017, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1000 block of S Santee St.
 
Firefighters arrived to find a two story, commercial building with heavy smoke showing from the 2nd floor.  Additional resources were requested, raising the incident to a Greater Alarm status.
 
As fire attack crews made entry and the truck began vertical ventilation operations on the roof, a raging attic fire was discovered.  The fire extended to the 2nd floor and firefighters quickly extinguished that section of the fire.
The battle against the attic fire continued, working to hit all corners of the attic to knockdown the stubborn blaze.  90 firefighters, under the command of Assistant Chief Surgey Tomlinson, achieved complete knockdown in 34 minutes.  All occupants were clear of the structure and no injuries were reported.
 
LAFD Arson is actively investigating the cause.  
 
Dispatched units:  E9  T9  E209  E10  T10  E210  SQ21  BC1  BC11  E17  RA809  E11  RA33  E211  T11  E203  E3  T3  CM22  E29  E215  T15  EM1  BC13  UR3  RA803  UR88  HR3  BC5  RA9  CM21  PH1  EA1  AR2  AR22  AR37  AR21  AR10  
 
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