Major Emergency Blaze in Panorama City Injures Five Firefighters

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Panorama City

Five Los Angeles Firefighters sustained various injuries while fighting the major emergency structure fire that started just after noon inside a vacant strip mall in Panorama City.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified of a structure fire at 12:01 PM on Saturday December 16, 2017.  Crews arrived to the 13700 block of West Roscoe Boulevard to find heavy fire in at least one unit of a vacant 50’x 150’ strip mall. The blaze quickly spread through the building and due to the compromised structure, defensive operations were quickly deployed.

As the flames continued a partial collapse of debris injured two firefighters who were transported to a local hospital in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. Two additional firefighters were transported for exhaustion related injuries in fair condition and one other firefighter in good condition for non-related injuries.

Despite heavy flames, the exhaustive work of 150 firefighters extinguished the blaze in two hours and fourteen minutes stopping the spread to an additional building nearby.

Monetary loss from the fire is still being tabulated and the cause is under active investigation.

Dispatched Units: E98 E90 T90 E290 E239 T39 RA860 E60 RA75 BC10 T89 E289 E39 E77 E298 T98 E275 T75 CM42 EM14 BC12 UR88 T27 E227 E27 UR27 HR3 BC5 T93 E293 RA27 RA827 E100 E260 T60 RA81 EM15 EM17 EA1 AR2 E81 RA881 RA39 RA7 E229 T29 E305 T105 E37 E9 E202 T2 EM17 RA102 RA87 RA88 RM2 PI3 HU114 SU1 TP3 HE1 DT2

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