LOS ANGELES - Two LAFD firefighters suffered burns while battling a stubborn blaze at a large Bel-Air home on February, 8, 2018.
The fire was reported at 5:27 p.m. at 10835 West Bellagio Rd. Firefighters battled for more than two hours before finally extinguishing the flames.
When firefighters arrived on scene smoke and flames could be seen from the attic, and additional firefighters were quickly summoned. Due to rapidly deteriorating conditions, firefighters were forced into defensive operations as they poured water from the outside of the home.
The occupied 7,500 sqft residence suffered significant damage, however due to firefighters relentless efforts they stopped the flames from spreading to the adjacent pool house, garage, and nearby brush.
A total of 107 firefighters were able to fully extinguish the blaze in two hours and 29 minutes.
Fortunately the residents (homeowner, children, and nanny) were alerted by functional smoke alarms, and self evacuated unharmed. This serves as a stong reminder that smoke alarms save lives.
Two male firefighters were injured, one suffered non-life threatening burns to his face and hands, and was transported to a local Trauma Center in fair condition. A second firefighter suffered minor burns to his ears and was transported to a local burn center as a precaution. The fire cause is under active investigation by the LAFD Arson Section, per protocol.
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