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Late Night Fire Takes Life of Woman in Hollywood

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Arson determining cause of late night fire taking the life of elderly woman
LAFD Arson investigators determine no suspicious activity related to the cause of the deadly fire
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LOS ANGELES
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Despite a quick rescue and rapid transport, an approximately 80 year old woman succumbed to her injuries from a late night fire in Hollywood.
 
At 12:06AM on Sunday March 12, 2017 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to 1006 N Mariposa Av where firefighters arrived to find a 13,768 square-foot two story, garden-style apartment building with heavy smoke showing from the windows of a unit on the first floor.
 
Crews immediately employed hand lines and upon forcing entry through the front door, found the victim just inside.  The fire attack continued while paramedics initiated live-saving care and provided rapid transport to a local hospital.
 
Excessive storage conditions may have contributed to the intensity of the fire.  39 firefighters, under the command of Battalion Chief Surgey Tomlinson, prevented the blaze from extending beyond the unit of origin and gained full extinguishment in 17 minutes.
 
The 93 year-old apartment appeared to have a functional smoke alarm and a smoke alarm in the adjacent unit was sounding upon arrival of firefighters.  
 
The cause of the fire is ‘undetermined’ however there were melted electrical components in the area of the fire origin.  There was no indication of suspicious activity. 
 
Dispatched units: E52  RA52  E235  T35  RA835  E82  E227  T27  BC5  RA35  EM1  E29  AR2  E6
 

 

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