CHATSWORTH - A large fire erupted this morning at an Arrowhead Water Distribution Center. More than 100 Firefighters responded and made quick work of the blaze, stopping it short of the company's business offices. No one was injured.
At 10:28 am on April 3, 2012, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to 9500 North Mason Avenue for a reported "Structure Fire." With smoke immediately visible to all responding fire companies in the San Fernando Valley, first arriving resources noted a portion of the approximate 20,000 square foot facility "well involved with fire."
Based on the potential this large facility presented, the incident quickly escalated to a Major Emergency, with 116 Firefighters on scene. It was the storage area and an attached storage shed, a roughly 150' x 200' extension of the facility, that was burning. Firefighters worked quickly with large hose streams and copious amounts of water to fully-extinguish the blaze in just 29 minutes. The aggressive work prevented any significant damage from occurring to the administrative offices.
While the cause of the fire remains under active investigation, dollar loss estimates were placed at $140,000. for structure and $500,000. for contents. There were no injuries reported. Despite today's incident, a spokesperson for Arrowhead Water said that business would remain largely uninterrupted.
Dispatched Units: E107 RA107 E296 T96 E104 RA104 E70 E28 E273 T73 EM17 BC15 BC17 E8 E103 E106 E18 E287 T87 E275 T75 E84 E293 T93 E290 T90 SQ21 DC3 EM15 BC12 E88 UR88 T89 E289 RA89 BC10 BC9 BC5 BC11 E72 EA1 CM3 CM2 RA73 RA70 EM14 AR2 DT3 DT2 TP2 TP3 LD1 T98 E298 E60Submitted by Matt Spence
Spokesman, Los Angeles Fire Department