LAFD Battles Flames in UCLA Dentistry Building

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A fire in a multistory classroom and office building on the UCLA Westwood campus was quickly extinguished without injury early Tuesday morning.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 1:31 AM on April 14, 2015 to Building 48A at 714 Tiverton Avenue, where firefighters arrived quickly to find fire and smoke showing from the third floor of the seven-story UCLA School of Dentistry

One hundred fifteen firefighters under the command of Battalion Chief Al Abarca confined the fire to a classroom and office area on the third floor, extinguishing the flames in just 42 minutes. 

No faculty, students or student housing were threatened by the flames, and no injuries were reported. 

Monetary loss from the fire is still being tabulated, though the coordinated fire attack and post-fire salvage effort of dozens of LAFD personnel severely curtailed property loss and structural damage. The cause of the greater alarm fire remains under active investigation. 

Dispatched Units: E237 E37 T37 RA37 E71 RA71 E59 E292 T92 EM9 BC9 BC18 E19 RA59 RA92 RA19 E58 E62 E43 E261 T61 E263 T63 DC42 E269 T69 EM14 EM11 EM1 BC4 BC10 BC11 E88 UR88 T27 E227 UR27 RA27 RA927 BC5 EA1 RT59 AR2 EL83 RA909 

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