On Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 15:17 Hours (3:17PM PDT), twelve Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, two LAFD Rescue Ambulances and four Battalion Officer Command Teams, all under the direction of Assistant Chief Curtis James responded to a Greater Alarm Structure Fire at 6533 West Hollywood Boulevard in the Hollywood area. The first Company to arrive on scene reported a vacant four-story center hallway apartment building with fire in the basement, and smoke on all floors. Firefighters using handlines mounted a brisk and multi-faceted assault on the fire, which was in several basement locations of the historic structure undergoing renovation. Thanks to aggressive fire fighting efforts deftly coordinated with an Infrared Imaging Device, Firefighters were able to skillfully limit the spread of flames in concealed spaces, and bring the blaze under control in just 20 minutes. One Firefighter sustained a minor eye injury. After a thorough examination at Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center, he was released and returned to duty. There were no other injuries. Structural loss from this fire is still being tabulated. The cause of the fire is listed as “incendiary” and is under active investigation.