Wednesday Tuesday, August 29 28, 2007 at 1:13 PM, 8 Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, 4 LAFD Rescue Ambulances, 1 Arson Unit, 1 Hazardous Materials Team, 1 EMS Battalion Captain, 3 Battalion Chief Officer Command Teams, 1 Division Chief Officer Command Team, LAPD and L.A. Co Engines 83 and 6, all under the direction of Battalion Chief John Buck responded to a Structure Fire at 1761 W. Chandeleur in the San Pedro/White Point area.
The initial report coming into the OCD Dispatch Center was for a reported tree fire. Once Fire Department resources arrived on scene the incident was quickly upgraded to a Structure Fire response. The Incident Commander on scene, reported that a 50 foot by 100 foot section of grass on a hillside, had ignited a large pine tree, thus exposing two single family dwellings. The structure located directly in the path of where the fire started sustained the most severe damage.
With temperatures in the 90's and with a light wind, Fire Department personnel engaged in an aggressive ground and interior structure fire attack to knockdown the fire in approximately 20 minutes. The cause of the mid morning blaze was determined to be sparks from a fence welding operation. The dollar loss to the main fire structure was estimated at $600,000 ($550,000 structure, $50,000 contents). The exposure sustained a loss of $10,000 to the structure only. No injuries were reported.
Submitted on behalf of Greg Acevedo
Submitted by d'Lisa Davies
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