It took just 11 minutes for 26 firefighters to stop a vegetation fire at a homeless encampment from engulfing an adjacent gas station market and nearby fuel pumps.The Los Angeles Fire Department was dispatched at 10:37 AM on June 20, 2017 to 11454 North Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills, where firefighters arrived to find medium to heavy vegetation ablaze at the Balboa Blvd off-ramp from the 118 Ronald Regan Freeway, exposing a nearby gas station market.
The firefight quickly began at both the vegetation area and the building. The gas station market had damage to the roof but due to the quick actions of crews the flames were stopped from spreading inside the building and nearby fuel pumps. It was determined that the fire had begun at a homeless encampment within the vegetation.
Unfortunately, one adult female was found deceased within the homeless encampment area. The cause of this fire and civilian death are both under active investigation.
Dispatched Units: AR10 AR11 AR12 BC15 E18 E275 E287 E70 EM15 RA18 RA75 T75 T87
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