Firefighter Injured in Late Night Studio City Fire

Saturday, March 08, 2008 |

On Friday, March 7, 2008 at 10:48 PM, 9 Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, 6 LAFD Rescue Ambulances, 1 Arson Unit, 1 Urban Search and Rescue Unit, 1 Hazardous Materials Team, 2 EMS Battalion Captains, 3 Battalion Chief Officer Command Teams, 1Division Chief Officer Command Team, DOT and DWP, all under the direction of Assistant Chief Jeffery S. Mottram, responded to a Reported Smoke at 10112 W. Riverside Dr. in the Studio City area.

Fire resources were dispatched to reports of smoke in the area of the 10000 block of Riverside Avenue. The first arriving company on scene found a two story row of commercials with light smoke coming from one unit on the first floor. As companies were trying to locate the source of the smoke, heavy fire and smoke erupted from the Toluca Lake Chiropractic office. Additional companies were requested. Firefighters worked diligently, deploying 2-1/2 inch hose lines to get water on the seat of the fire in concert with roof top ventilation. Additional companies were deployed to the second floor occupancies, checking for possible vertical extension of fire. Radio Shack, located directly above the fire origin, had smoke emanating from that occupancy, indicating a possible hazardous situation between the two floors. During the intense fire fight, a Firefighter stepped through a burned out area on the second floor and fell through to the first floor. He was immediately rescued and taken to the Medical Group, where he was evaluated, treated and transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

It took approximately 76 Firefighters forty three minutes to get a knockdown called on the fire. The damage was contained to the storage area of the first floor Chiropractic office. The second floor storage area for Radio Shack sustained minor smoke damage. The dollar loss estimate and the cause of the late night blaze is undetermined until the completion of the investigation. The injured Firefighter was listed in stable condition and no other injuries were reported.

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Submitted by d'Lisa Davies
Los Angeles Fire Department

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Before moving east, I lived in L.A. for many years and am certain this fire was in Toluca Lake and not Studio City.

Anonymous said...

I watched these guys put that one out and they did a hell of a job!!

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