Yesterday's annual citywide celebration of 'Fire Service Recognition Day' in Los Angeles took on special meaning to more than two-dozen firefighters assigned to LAFD Stations 34, 66 and 94 in Southwest Los Angeles.
It was on Christmas night 2006 that personnel from those stations were summoned to a raging house fire that would forever change one family, and leave firefighters wondering about the survival of two young girls they dramatically rescued from the flames that took their grandparents lives.
KTTV-TV's Liz Habib reports...
While Shannon and Amanda's story of survival remains captivating, we would be remiss if we did not emphasize the fire prevention, smoke alarm and egress issues that played a role in this tragic blaze.
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department