No Injuries at Greater Alarm Fire in Encino

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 |

On Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 5:02 AM (PST), thirteen Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, two LAFD Rescue Ambulances, one Arson Unit, one EMS Battalion Captain, two Battalion Chief Officer Command Teams, and one Division Chief Officer Command Team all under the direction of Assistant Chief Tony Varela responded to a Greater Alarm Structure Fire at 17817 Magnolia Bouelvard in Encino.

Firefighters reported a 100'x 150', two story, garden style apartment building with fire in the attic.

As Firefighters were attempting to gain access to the attic fire, fellow Firefighters conducted salvage operations below the fire, to protect the residents personal property from water damage. Simultaneously, Firefighters on the roof coordinated ventilation operations with the fire attack teams.

Even though the fire was well established in the attic portion of the building, Firefighters were able to gain control in just 43 minutes.

There were no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The dollar loss is still being tabulated.

Submitted by Ron Myers, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


Anonymous said...

I am one of the tenants of this apartment building which caught fire the morning of Tuesday, December 13. The coordinated efforts of the 13 different companies which responded to this fire was absolutely astounding. I don't have the words to express my gratitude to these brave men who saved our building. They worked so incredibly fast to control the fire and evacuate the tenants. There was even a fire fighter who checked on a cat for one of my neighbors once the fire was contained. He helped her by getting her car keys so she could take the cat to her car, since we were unable to return to our apartments at the time! Gratefully nobody was hurt, not even animals. You are truly Heroic. Thank You!

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