Tuesday, August 1, 2017
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
Greater Alarm fire in Downtown LA
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Fire in a downtown Los Angeles commercial building was prevented from spreading and causing any injuries.
At 1:59PM on Tuesday 1 August, 2017, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1000 block of S Santee St.
Firefighters arrived to find a two story, commercial building with heavy smoke showing from the 2nd floor. Additional resources were requested, raising the incident to a Greater Alarm status.
As fire attack crews made entry and the truck began vertical ventilation operations on the roof, a raging attic fire was discovered. The fire extended to the 2nd floor and firefighters quickly extinguished that section of the fire.
The battle against the attic fire continued, working to hit all corners of the attic to knockdown the stubborn blaze. 90 firefighters, under the command of Assistant Chief Surgey Tomlinson, achieved complete knockdown in 34 minutes. All occupants were clear of the structure and no injuries were reported.
LAFD Arson is actively investigating the cause.
Dispatched units: E9 T9 E209 E10 T10 E210 SQ21 BC1 BC11 E17 RA809 E11 RA33 E211 T11 E203 E3 T3 CM22 E29 E215 T15 EM1 BC13 UR3 RA803 UR88 HR3 BC5 RA9 CM21 PH1 EA1 AR2 AR22 AR37 AR21 AR10
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