Firefighters Quickly Halt Fast Moving Attic Fire

Friday, March 23, 2012 |

INCIDENT:  Greater Alarm Structure Fire
DATE:  Friday, March 23, 2012
TIME OF ALARM:  4:16 pm
LAFD Halts Apartment Fire in Chinatown ADDRESS800 Block of North Bunker Hill Avenue
OCCUPANCY TYPE:  Residential Apartments
NEIGHBORHOOD:  Chinatown
FIRST-IN DISTRICT:  Fire Station 3
INCIDENT COMMANDER:  Battalion 1 - Battalion Chief Greg Gibson
COUNCIL DISTRICT:  1
DISPATCHED UNITS: T3 E3 E203 RA803 E4 E201 T1 E220 T20 RA20 SQ21 EM11 BC1 BC5 E9 E29 DC2 RA209 BC2 E210 T10 E15 EM6 UR3 T27 E227 RA27 E27 UR88 BC14 EM2 EA1 
SIZE UP: "Three story apartment building with one unit on the third floor"
INCIDENT SUMMARY: Initially found surface fire on the roof. Fire spread and fully-engulfed the attic. The building was completely evacuated. Fire confined to roof, attic and part of third floor.
KNOCKDOWN: 80 Firefighters in 30 minutes
CAUSE: Under investigation.
DAMAGE: Not yet determined.
INJURIES: Not confirmed.


Submitted by Matt Spence
Spokesman, Los Angeles Fire Department

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love all this info but do we all need to know so much? Next thing were going to get is how and what people were doing in the houses next door when the incident happened. If the LAFD can, try to keep it as simple as can be and not so specific. Smile by Nina

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Nina,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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