Fire Damages Classrooms at Sun Valley High School

Sunday, March 03, 2013 |

SUN VALLEY - A Sunday afternoon blaze at Sun Valley High School seriously damaged two classrooms, but led to no injuries, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

LAFD was first summoned by an alarm service at 1:15 PM on March 3, 2013 to investigate a sensor activation in a building at Sun Valley High School, 9171 Telfair Avenue in Sun Valley.

Firefighters arrived quickly at the unoccupied campus to find flames showing from a one story structure containing two classrooms. Forcing entry into the well secured building, firefighters found a fast-moving blaze in a storeroom between art and film classrooms, that had taken hold of the structure's shallow attic.
LAFD Squelches Sun Valley High School Blaze. © Photo by Mike Meadows. Click to view more...
Fifty-three Los Angeles Firefighters under the command of Battalion Chief Curt Klafta held damage from the inferno to less than 40% of the building, extinguishing the flames in just 31 minutes.

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No injuries were reported. Loss from the fire was limited to $750,000 ($500,000 structure & $250,000 contents). The cause of the fire is undetermined.
Dispatched Units: E77 RA77 RA7 E98 T98 E298 E260 T60 E81 EM1 BC10 BC5 E76 BC12 E89 EM15 T89 E289 RA89 E87 E239 T39 DC3 EM17 BC5 T88 E288 UR88 E3 UR3 BC1 RA898
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Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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