SHERMAN OAKS - A section of busy Ventura Boulevard was closed for more than 2 hours on Sunday evening, as firefighters battled a greater alarm fire at a popular floral store.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 8:38 PM on October 7, 2012 to 13838 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, where they discovered heavy smoke showing from a row of one-story businesses.
LAFD crews quickly took to the roof to perform strategic vertical ventilation of heat and smoke, as their colleagues forced entry into the closed florist to battle entrenched flames in the rear of the business.
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No injuries were reported.
Fire loss to Mark's Garden is still being tabulated. The fast-moving blaze has been categorized as accidental, and is considered to be electrical in nature.
Dispatched Units: E278 T78 RA78 E288 E88 T88 RA88 EM14 BC14 E102 E99 E239 T39 BC10 DC3 E260 T60 E93 SQ21 BC5 E108 E227 T27 EM9 E89 E289 T89 UR88 BC4 AR2[ photos ] [ photos ]
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department