KNOCKDOWN Structure Fire 01/26/2023 INC#1290

KNOCKDOWN Structure Fire; INC#1290; 06:08PM; 2800 W 7th St;; Westlake; KNOCKDOWN: Over 100 firefighters extinguished the blaze in 53 minutes. There are still small pockets of fire they are working to access and extinguish. There are approximately 8 residential units on the 2nd floor. One LAFD fire engine was on scene (prior to the fire) in support of a LAPD operation at this building. When smoke became visible from a window, the fire officer upgraded it to a structure fire response. LAPD evacuated the building for their operation (prior to the fire) and firefighters are conducting a thorough search to ensure no occupants remained. A 45yo M was transported with non-life threatening injuries and is in LAPD custody. The possible involvement of this patient with the fire is under investigation and no further information is available at this time. LAFD PIO Captain Cecco Secci is on scene for media availability. ; FS 11; Batt 11; Central Bureau; Council District 1; AR1 BC1 BC11 BC2 BC5 CM22 E10 E11 E2 E20 E201 E209 E210 E211 E220 E226 E227 E229 E235 E26 E27 E29 E3 E6 EA1 EM11 HR3 PI4 RA10 RA20 RA29 RA3 RA803 RA811 RA827 SQ21 T1 T10 T11 T20 T26 T27 T29 T35 UR27 UR88; CH9; 15 16; Margaret Stewart