LAFD Tackles Hillside Garage Fire, 70 Year Old Man Found Dead

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Los Angeles Firefighters tackled a hillside, detached garage fire and found a 70 year old man dead inside.

At 3:25 AM on 9 August, 2015 the LAFD responded to a reported structure fire in the 1800 block of W Alder Dr.  Firefighters arrived to find a hillside garage well involved with fire and wires down in front of the structure.  29 firefighters, under the command of Battalion Chief Andrew Wordin, worked quickly to extinguish the blaze in only 26 mins.  While searching the garage, a 70 year old man was found dead. Correction to initial reports on his location, he was not found in a vehicle.  There were no other injuries to occupants or firefighters.

The fire is under investigation by LAFD Arson.  Dollar loss TBD.


Units dispatched to the scene:  BC1 BC2 E201 E250 E44 E55 EM1 RA55 RA844 T1 T50

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