Firefighters waged an aggressive battle and saved a Mid-City home from spreading fire.
At 11:09AM the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1635 S Point View St in Mid-City. The 9-1-1 call came in as a tree fire but when the first crews arrived on scene, they found a large (30'x30') shed fully involved with multiple buildings exposed, to include several more storage sheds and a large, two story single family dwelling.
With fire rapidly consuming two more outbuildings and extending into the house, firefighters immediately initiated simultaneous operations, attacking the fire on each structure. An additional task force was requested, raising this incident to a Greater Alarm status. While the three outbuildings suffered extensive damage, the aggressive actions of all firefighters involved ensured the fire was contained to approximatley 1/4 of the first floor of the house, saving the vast majority of the structure.
A total of 78 firefighters, under the command of Battalion Chief Dean Zipperman, achieved a full knockdown on all structures in 47 mins. One civilian was evaluated on scene and declined transport to the hospital. One LAFD firefighter was evaluated for a non-tramuatic medical concern and was transported in fair condition.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the LAFD Arson unit.
Units Dispatched: E58 RA58 RA858 E68 E261 T61 E292 T92 BC18 E43 RA894 RA61 EM9 EM13 T94 E294 T29 E229 E37 T26 CM22 EM13 BC9 E27 UR27 T5 E205 HR56 UR88 BC4 HU59 T26 EA1 AR2