10-16-2000, 12:33 PM #1
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LAFD Greater Alarm Structure Fire - 10/14
GREATER ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE:
On Saturday, October 14, 2000, at 02:33 Hours (2:33 AM PDT), ten Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, two LAFD Rescue Ambulances and three Battalion Officer Command Teams, all under the direction of Assistant Chief Emile Mack, responded to a Greater Alarm Structure Fire at 7101 North Farralone Avenue in Woodland Hills. The first Company to arrive on scene reported a two-story apartment building with one unit on the first floor well involved. Flames extending from the first floor apartment of origin were rapidly extending via an open patio door to the balcony and apartment above as Firefighters used handlines to make a brisk, aggressive and well-coordinated attack on the flames. They successfully confined the fire to the two apartments and a portion of the attic, extinguishing the blaze in just 37 minutes. One adult female was assessed Firefighters after being exposed to smoke, but did not desire transport. There were no other injures, but the woman as well as the sole occupant of the other apartment were both referred to the American Red Cross for placement assistance. Loss from this fire is estimated at $130,000 ($100,000 structure and $30,000 contents). The cause of the fire is categorized as accidental and is attributed to the careless use of candles.
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