11-02-2000, 07:52 PM #1
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11/2: LAFD Greater Alarm Structure Fire
GREATER ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE:
On Thursday, November 2, 2000 at 2:11 Hours (2:11 AM PST), nine Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters and two LAFD Rescue Ambulances under the direction of Assistant Chief Gary Seidel, responded to a Greater Alarm Structure Fire at 4118 South Muirfield Road in the Baldwin Hills area. The first Company to arrive on scene reported fire showing from the first floor of a two-story four-unit apartment building and extending to the second floor and attic. Firefighters using handlines mounted a swift and decisive attack on the flames, confining the fire to the structure and extinguishing the blaze in just 22 minutes. One civilian male sustained smoke exposure, and was assessed by Paramedics before being released at the scene. One Firefighter suffered a small 2nd degree burn to his left wrist during fire attack. He was taken to Daniel Freeman Hospital in Inglewood for further evaluation. Preliminary loss from this fire is estimated at $80,000 ($50,000 structure & $30,000 contents). Eight adults and one child were referred to the American Red Cross for placement assistance. The cause of this early morning blaze is listed as accidental, and is attributed to a stove fire the occupant attempted to extinguish with a towel.
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