Four Injured, One Gravely When Fire Erupts in Sylmar Home

Sunday, July 07, 2013 |

SYLMAR - The Los Angeles Fire Department was called just before 7:00 PM on July 6, 2013 to 13723 Sproule Avenue.

Upon arrival, the LAFD found a one story house involved in fire. The blaze was rapidly extinguished by 45 firefighters in just 17 minutes, under the command of Battalion Chief Dennis Waters.

Sadly the occupants of the room where the fire ignited sustained significant burns. A total of four male patients ranging in age from 17 to 35 were transported to area hospitals. One patient was transported in grave condition, two in serious, and one with non-life threatening injuries.

Dollar loss was tabulated at $125,000 ($100,000 structure and $25,000 contents). The cause the fire is under a joint investigation by the Los Angeles Fire Department Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section and the Los Angeles Police Department.

Dispatched Units: E91 RA91 E275 T75 RA75 E298 T98 EM15 BC12 E77 E18 E287 T87 AR2 RA98 AR11 RA81 AR1 AR9
Submitted by Katherine Main, Spokesperson
Los Angeles Fire Department

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