Greater Alarm Structure Fire in Sherman Oaks

Saturday, March 19, 2005 |

On Friday, March 18, 2005 at 2119 Hours (9:19 PM PST), eight Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, two LAFD Rescue Ambulances, one EMS Battalion Captain, and three Chief Officer Command Teams under the direction of Battalion Chief Joseph Foley responded to a Greater Alarm Structure Fire at 15228 Hartsook Street in Sherman Oaks.

The first Company arrived quickly to discover fire showing through the roof of a large two-story single-family residence.

Firefighters forced entry into the unoccupied 2,896 square-foot home and extended handlines to do battle with intense flames in a large upstairs walk-in closet.

The fire was confined to the closet area and extinguished in just nineteen minutes. The tall flames earlier believed to have pierced the roof, had broken only through an adjacent skylight, and were quickly contained with the rest of the blaze.

There were no injuries.

Displaced residents, who later arrived at the scene, chose to seek their own alternate accommodations. Loss from the fire is estimated at $150,000 ($100,000 structure and $50,000 contents).

Following an on-site investigation, the cause of this blaze remains categorized as undetermined.

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