KNOCKDOWN Structure Fire 07/15/2021 INC#0788

KNOCKDOWN Structure Fire; INC#0788; 12:39PM; 12100 W Olympic Bl;; Sawtelle; Thirty firefighters responded to a high-rise under construction (only three floors built so far), where rebar became electrically energized, injuring three workers, and igniting the structure. Two of the workers self-evacuated prior to firefighter arrival and a third, sadly, perished. Firefighters extinguished the fire in 31 minutes, from the exterior (due to ongoing electrical hazard). LADWP and Edison are working to ensure the area is de-energized before firefighters enter to assist with body recovery. Two patients were transported to a local hospital, unknown age/gender/condition. The cause is under investigation.; FS 59; Batt 9; West Bureau; Council District 11; BC4 BC9 E19 E237 E292 E37 E59 EM18 EM9 RA19 RA37 RA43 RA59 RA92 T37 T92; CH7; 12 14; Nicholas Prange