The ATF National Response Team Joins Hollywood Fire Investigation

Saturday, May 03, 2008 |

The National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with special agents from the Los Angeles Field Division are assisting the Los Angeles Fire Department with the investigation of the early morning "Basque Night Club" fire in Hollywood on April 30, 2008.

According to the Special Agent in Charge of the ATF's Los Angeles Field Division, the decision to assist the LAFD in this investigation was made "due to the size and complexity of the fire scene, plus the historical significance of the structure..."

The ATF's assistance in this joint investigation provides additional investigators, tools, and experience, working in concert with LAFD Arson Investigators to help determine the cause of this blaze as quickly as possible.


Submitted by Ron Myers, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


e said...

I was at the corner of Hollywood and Vine the other day (I was there to take pictures of the fire hydrant on the southwest corner of the intersection), and I saw the LAFD and the ATF stationed there. I could see through the building's open doors the mangled wreckage inside. It made my hair stand on end. As much as I know what a crazy gutsy job you guys have, I'm still amazed that y'all run into that when the rest of us run out.

Great job keeping the surrounding structures safe.

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...


Los Angeles Firefighters are able to perform with consistency and valor due to the support of people just like you.

The strong and consistent voice of LAFD advocates makes certain that elected and appointed leaders in our City understand the importance of well-trained, well-equipped and highly motivated teams that are ready in the blink of an eye to put the needs - and sometimes the lives of others ahead of their own.

We truly appreciate your long-term interest in the Fire Service, and especially your vocal support of the men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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