Commercial Fire Causes Significant Damage

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 |

On Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 9:25 PM, thirteen Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, six LAFD Rescue Ambulances, one Arson Unit, two Urban Search and Rescue Units, one Hazardous Materials Team, two EMS Battalion Captains, three Battalion Chief Officer Command Teams, and one Division Chief Officer Command Team, all under the direction of Assistant Chief Terrance Manning responded to a Greater Alarm Structure Fire at 914 S. Hoover in Westlake/MacArthur Park.

First arriving companies found a 150' x 150' single-story commercial building with heavy fire showing. A rubbish fire, located outside the structure, had progressed into the front facade of the building, extended into the attic and flashed within the interior of the structure.

Firefighters were confronted with large volumes of smoke which made locating the seat of the fire significantly more difficult. Seventy Firefighters were able to contain the fire in 35 minutes using a coordinated interior attack combined with aggressive vertical ventilation. The building did sustain significant fire and smoke damage during this incident.

There were no injuries reported during this fire and the cause remains under investigation. The dollar loss will be determined at a later date.

Submitted by Ron Myers, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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