LAFD Quickly Handles a Non-Injury Los Feliz Blaze; Marijuana Plants Found

Friday, April 24, 2015
Los Feliz

Los Angeles Firefighters quickly handled a non-injury blaze in a Los Feliz home that had countless small explosions and uncovered dozens of marijuana plants.

At 6:00 PM on April 24, 2015, LAFD responded to multiple 911 calls for a Structure Fire at 3940 Sunset Drive.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find an attached (via a breezeway) garage converted into living space well involved in flames. Quick use of a "Wagon Battery", a cannon like turret on top of a fire engine capable of shooting large amounts of water, aided in calming the blaze. Additional firefighters then strategically attacked the fire with hand lines.

Multiple butane canisters on the ground.

Over 50 firefighters, under the command of Battalion Chief Roy Harvey, extinguished the fire in just 19 min.

Flames spread into one bedroom of the attached three-story descending hillside home, also two vehicles were burned. Hundreds of small butane canisters exploded in the blaze, and dozens of marijuana plants were located.

LAFD Arson investigators are determining cause and LAPD Bomb Squad was called to the scene. Fortunately no one was injured. The estimated dollar loss is being tabulated.

Dispatched Units: E235 E35 T35 RA835 E56 RA56 E220 T20 EM11 BC5 E52 E6 E82 DC52 E227 T27 E211 T11 EM14 BC11 E27 UR27 T3 E203 UR88 BC1 RA35 EM1 DC22 AR2 SQ21 JT2 

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