GREATER ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE

On Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 0815 hours, eleven companies of Firefighters, one Rescue Ambulance and two Battalion Command Teams under the direction of Battalion Commander R. T. Kozaki responded to a greater alarm structure fire at 234 East Anaheim Street in the Wilmington area. First units on scene reported a one story 50’ x 250’ row of four commercial occupancies with fire through the roof of one 50’ x 100’ occupancy. Firefighters using handlines confined the fire to "Complete Upholstery" and extinguished the fire in twenty-four minutes. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was faulty wiring on a space heater and the loss is estimated at $152,000. ($102,000 to structure and $50,000 to contents).