LAFD Handles Major Emergency Commercial Fire

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Over 127 Los Angeles Firefighters battled a Major Emergency commercial fire for 55 minutes before gaining a knockdown and preventing the spread to exposed buildings.

At 12:32 AM, the LAFD responded to a reported structure fire at 2529 N San Fernando Road in Glassell Park.  First arriving units found a large one story commercial building with heavy fire showing.  Firefighter with fire hose directing water to roof of building with fire showing

Given the time of night, the fire had a good head start before being reported.  Consequently, it quickly burned through the roof.  Due to the high risk to firefighters, Incident Commander, Assistant Bureau Commander (Central) Assistant Chief Donald Frazeur, directed the transition to a defensive operation. 

three firefighters in front of a rolling steel door cut open to show fire                     One firefighter with hose spraying water through door


The aggressive, coordinated actions by all members on scene resulted in the extinguishment of the fire while preventing damage to the adjoining buildings.  A broken water main was shut down by LAFD and DWP was quickly on scene to address the issue.  Flowing water did affect the yards of nearby residential homes but did not cause flooding damage.




One male firefighter was treated for a minor, extremity injury.  Cause is being investigated by the LAFD Arson division and dollar loss TBD.   All photos © Nick Colbert

Dispatched units:
E250 T50 RA850 E44 E55 RA55 E56 E201 T1 EM1 BC2 BC1 T35 E235 E12 E42 E220 T20 E35 E212 T12 DC22 EM14 BC11 HR56 T3 E203 UR3 RA3 RA803 E89 UR88 BC5 E3 E2 E215 T15 E211 T11 AR1 E11 E261 T61 BC14 FT60 EA1 RA56 AR10 SU2 

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