GREATER ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE:

On Monday, October 30, 2000, at 08:56 Hours (8:56AM PST), seven Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters and two LAFD Rescue Ambulances under the direction of Battalion Commander Richard Markota responded to a Greater Alarm Structure Fire at 1188 West 28th Street in the University Village area. The first Company to arrive on scene reported a wood frame wood-sided two-story single family dwelling with smoke and fire showing from the first floor. Firefighters using handlines mounted a brisk offense, as flames extended into the second floor and attic area of the home, which suffered from “pack-rat” storage conditions. Firefighters mired their way through copious personal belongings to bring the flames under control in just 19 minutes. The two adult occupants of the home, a man and woman, escaped unharmed prior to Firefighters arrival. There were no Firefighter injuries. Loss from the blaze is estimated at $80,000 ($70,000 structure & $10,000 contents). The cause of the fire is categorized as “electrical”.