Greater Alarm Structure Fire at Los Angeles Free Clinic

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 |

On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 6:04 AM, 14 Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, 4 LAFD Rescue Ambulances, 1 Arson Unit, 3 Urban Search and Rescue Units, 1 Hazardous Materials Team, 2 EMS Battalion Captains, 3 Battalion Chief Officer Command Teams, and 1 Division Chief Officer Command Team, under the direction of Assistant Chief Robert Franco responded to a Greater Alarm Structure Fire at 8405 Beverly Boulevard in the Miracle Mile Area.

Responding swiftly to general reports of the smell of smoke coming from the rear of the large 3-story business complex, Firefighters mounted an aggressive search for the fire. Fire Department personnel quickly discovered heavy fire from the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning equipment room of the Los Angeles Free Clinic.

Firefighters then mounted a swift offensive attack with handlines, tracking the fire which had seeped into the walls and extending into the attic. Firefighters confined the fire to the area of origin, fully extinguishing the flames in just over 1 hour. Using hand-held thermal imaging cameras responders were able to finely focus their efforts on the stubborn flames, which had run the walls.

Following extinguishment, dozens of Firefighters worked for several hours with salvage operations and water removal. Fire loss has been estimated at $500,000. The cause of this blaze remains categorized as under investigation.

Submitted by d'Lisa Davies, Spokesperson
Los Angeles Fire Department


Anonymous said...

Another fine post by the new PSO. Keep up the good work Firefighter Davies!

Ryan Gierach said...

terrific report, thanks to you we'll be able to provide our local community with terrific detail.
thanks for this service.

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