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LAFD Firefighters Quickly Extinguish a Fire as LAPD Helps Residents Escape

Saturday, June 3, 2017
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Rick McClure
NORTH HOLLYWOOD
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Firefighters quickly stopped a fast moving inferno ripping through the attic of an apartment building in North Hollywood.

A Los Angeles Police Department unit was on patrol when they spotted flames coming from an apartment building and notified the Los Angeles Fire Department at 2:04 AM on June 3, 2017. Firefighters arrived to 11420 W. Oxnard Street to find fire showing from an apartment on the second floor of an eight unit building.  The police officers began evacuating the building and everybody was able to exit their homes safely.

In just 34 minutes, 66 firefighters were able to extinguish the inferno and stop the spread of fire which was moving rapidly through a common attic between units. Multiple units were saved despite the 31 residents being displaced who are receiving assistance from American Red Cross volunteers.

There were no injuries reported to either civilians or firefighters and the monetary loss from this fire is still being tabulated. The cause of the early morning inferno remains under active investigation. 

Firefighters want to remind all residents of the importance of having functioning smoke alarms as fire can spread quickly, and an early warning can make all the difference.  If you need assistance, please visit www.mysmokealarm.org for free evaluation and installation.

 

Dispatched Units: E260 E60 T60 RA860 RA60 E86 E289 E89 T89 BC14 BC10 E102 E278 T78 CM42 EM14 BC5 E88 E98 E288 T88 EM11 UR88 T27 E227 UR27 HR3 BC4 AR2

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