Firefighters Save Home From Damaging Fire

Friday, March 3, 2017
Fire and smoke seen over roof of house
Fire and smoke seen over the rooftop of neighboring home in Mid-City
Photo Credits: 
Merri Huang

Firefighters waged an aggressive battle and saved a Mid-City home from spreading fire.

At 11:09AM the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1635 S Point View St in Mid-City.  The 9-1-1 call came in as a tree fire but when the first crews arrived on scene, they found a large (30'x30') shed fully involved with multiple buildings exposed, to include several more storage sheds and a large, two story single family dwelling.

With fire rapidly consuming two more outbuildings and extending into the house, firefighters immediately initiated simultaneous operations, attacking the fire on each structure.  An additional task force was requested, raising this incident to a Greater Alarm status.  While the three outbuildings suffered extensive damage, the aggressive actions of all firefighters involved ensured the fire was contained to approximatley 1/4 of the first floor of the house, saving the vast majority of the structure.  

A total of 78 firefighters, under the command of Battalion Chief Dean Zipperman, achieved a full knockdown on all structures in 47 mins.  One civilian was evaluated on scene and declined transport to the hospital.  One LAFD firefighter was evaluated for a non-tramuatic medical concern and was transported in fair condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the LAFD Arson unit. 


Units Dispatched: E58  RA58  RA858  E68  E261  T61  E292  T92  BC18  E43  RA894  RA61  EM9  EM13  T94  E294  T29  E229  E37  T26  CM22  EM13  BC9  E27  UR27  T5  E205  HR56  UR88  BC4  HU59  T26  EA1  AR2  

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