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Greater Alarm Fire Erupts Inside Liquor Store

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Firefighters Extinguish a Greater Alarm Fire in Echo Park
Firefighters extinguish a greater alarm fire in Echo Park.
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LAFD
Echo Park
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Heavy smoke inside the attic of a local business erupted into a greater alarm structure fire which firefighters aggressively extinguished on the morning of December 6, 2018.

At 9:46 AM the men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department were notified of a structure fire at the 1300 block of North Echo Park Avenue.  Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke inside the attic of a 50’ x 70’ liquor store which rapidly ignited towards the rear of the structure.  Crews worked collectively to extinguish the flames and vertically ventilate the building when a large air conditioning unit had the potential to fall inside, prompting an ‘Emergency Traffic.’

Interior firefighters transitioned into a defensive operation utilizing heavy streams to extinguish the flames.  Once the bulk of the fire was knocked down, the 77 firefighters again transitioned into the offensive mode and fully extinguished the fire in 1 hour 15 minutes.

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under active investigation by the Arson/ Counter-Terrorism Section with the total dollar loss still being tabulated.

 

Units Dispatched:

AR1  BC11  BC2  BC5  CM21  CM22  E1  E20  E203  E210  E211  E220  E235  E261  E29  E3  E35  E56  E6  EA1  EM1  PH1  PI1  RA20  RA6  RA806  SQ21  T10  T11  T20  T3  T35  T61  UR3

 

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