Structure Fire With Firefighter Injuries

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 |

On Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 3:06 PM, seven Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, five LAFD Rescue Ambulances, one Arson Unit, one Helicopter, one EMS Battalion Captain, one Battalion Chief Officer Command Team, under the direction of Battalion Chief Ronnie Villanueva responded to a Structure Fire at 9341 N. Noble Av in Panorama City/Arleta.

First units on the scene reported a single family dwelling well involved with fire showing. Using handlines, Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire extinguishing the blaze in seventeen minutes.

During firefighting operations, one Fire Captain and one Firefighter suffered first degree facial burns. In good condition, they were transported to Sherman Oaks Community Hospital where they were treated and placed off duty.

Monetary loss from the fire is still being tabulated. The cause of this early morning blaze remains under active investigation.

Submitted by Brian Ballton, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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Daniel Thomas said...

I live right down the street from where the fire was and i went down and watched you guys doing your job and i just wanted to say thank you to all members of the LAFD for putting your lives on the line everyday. I hope those brave men who were hurt yesterday get better real soon god bless you all.

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Mr. Thomas:

Thank you for your kind words, they are being read by many members of our Department, and mean more than you know.

I am pleased to share that following medical treatment by the skilled staff at Sherman Oaks Community Hospital, the Firefighter and Fire Captain in question were released to home care and medical follow-up for their painful though non-life threatening injuries.

They are both eager to return to duty, and we're looking forward to again have them alongside us in protecting your neighborhood.

Please rest assured that they and all members of the LAFD will do everything in their power to remain worthy of your respect and praise.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

redcup56 said...

Hoping for a speedy recovery by the two injured members.

Portland, OR

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