The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 6:30 A.M. on January 29, 2020 to 11601 Wilshire Blvd in Brentwood, where firefighters arrived quickly to discover that a construction wind-breaking material ignited and sparked fire through the lower floors of a high-rise office building.
A 26-story modern high-rise office building had remodeling taking place on the three lowermost floors. Exterior scaffolding supported a tent-like material outside of those lower three floors for weather protection. After catching fire, 35+ mph winds stoked the flames, pushing them through the bottom three floors. LAFD firefighters evacuated over fifty building occupants, while making an aggressive fire attack to the multi-floor blaze. Fortunately, fire sprinklers activated to slow the wind-fueled fire, allowing firefighters to keep it from spreading into the upper 23 floors.
One adult male civilian sustained smoke exposure, and was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation. His condition was not specified.
126 firefighters assigned had flames extinguished 40 minutes. No firefighters were injured. The fire's cause remains under active investigation.
Dispatched LAFD Units: E37 T37 E237 RA837 RA37 E59 E292 T92 BC9 RA59 E19 RA19 E71 RA71 RA92 RA892 E62 E43 E63 T63 E263 E269 T69 E261 T61 E288 T88 CM42 E227 T27 E295 T95 EM9 EM18 EM14 EM4 BC18 BC4 BC11 BC14 BC2 E88 UR88 UR27 RA27 RA827 HR3 BC5 AR1 PI3 RT40 AR2 AR9 PH1 E9