LAFD Rescues 2, 1 Injured In Massive High Rise Fire In Westlake District

Friday, April 10, 2015

Westlake - Tuesday, April 7, 2015: Los Angeles Firefighters rescued two trapped from a structure fire in a multi-story commercial building at 1543 W. Olympic Bl. at 7:45 p.m

Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Upon arrival, units reported fire showing from the 5th floor of the building, extending through the roof. Additional companies were immediately requested for fire attack and search and rescue operations. LAFD aerial ladders were positioned strategically to aid in the placement of firefighters on the roof and to affect a rescue of two civilians trapped on the fire floor. The civilians were aided down the aerial ladder and evaluated on scene by LAFD paramedics. One 62 year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation but declined transport to the hospital.

A Major Emergency assignment of 170 firefighters was able to knock down the fire in 1 hour and 20 minutes, confining the bulk of the blaze to the southwest corner of the top floor.

Arson investigators arrived on scene and a cause and damage estimate remains under investigation.

Dispatched Units: E211 E11 T11 RA11 RA811 T10 E10 E210 E13 SQ21 EM1 BC11 BC1 E9 T9 E215 T15 E14 E3 T3 E203 DC22 E4 EM13 BC18 T27 E227 UR27 RA827 E89 UR88 BC5 RA27 H5 EA1 EM9 EM14 EM15 BC2 BC13 BC14 BC9 BC4 RA10 RA9 RA15 RA3 RA26 RA17 E15 E226 T26 E35 E220 T20 E17 AR1 E29 E235 T35 E52 E202 T2 E221 T21 T61 E261 E229 T29 E266 T66 E2 E46 E6 RM3 CM21 CM2 RM4 MD1 HU59 E212 T12 E58 E94 E233 T33 AR23 AR2 SU2 PH1 T88 E288 T87 E287 BC10 AR13 E27 E12 T64 E264 T5 E205 BC15 E26 T63 E263 BC9 E2 T35 E235 BC11 AR1 PH1 AR17 AR10 AR23 AR11 AR13 T12 E212 BC11 T60 E260 

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