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03-30-2008, 01:13 AM #21
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- Ocala, Florida
No words neededTake Care & be SAFE
03-30-2008, 10:11 AM #22
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- I don't know but I here laughing.
Rest easy brother.
I saw this posted this morning on lafd.org:
The following is a statement by LAFD Battalion Chief John Miller:
"Based on our investigation, which included physical examination, numerous interviews, and the collection of physical evidence, has determined that the explosion at 8800 S. Sepulveda was the result of a fire that originated in the electrical vault located at the intersection of Sepulveda and La Tijera.
Various witnesses reported smelling odors as early as 10:00 am. It is our opinion that the fire was a result of a ground fault in an electrical conduit that was feed out of the underground vault. This ground fault resulted in a fire within the vault, which pressurized the vault with unburned products of combustion. This material, traveled through the conduit transmission corridors, approximately 250 feet that caused the initial explosion at the underground electrical vault located in front of Staples. Witnesses report the access cover of the vault traveling upwards of 20 feet in the air.
The resulting pressure from this explosion causes smoke to travel back down the corridors to the electrical vault at Sepulveda and La Tijera. During this time, smoke is traveling in all directions and follows the underground electrical conduit to the electrical room at 8800 Sepulveda. This combustible smoke accumulated in the confined area of the electrical room. When Firefighter Lovrien attempted entry into the room, a spark was generated when the composite blade of the rotary saw struck the locking mechanism of the door.
There was no evidence of any fire, electrical problem, natural gas leak or incendiary devices found in the room. Investigators have concluded that unburned combustible gases, from a fire in the electrical vault located in the street at the front of the building, accumulated in the electrical room. These products of combustion reached its explosive limit and was ignited by a spark from the forcible entry attempts."
The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department remain deeply appreciative of the kindness and support of so many, and for the patience of Westchester residents and LAX travelers inconvenienced by the response and investigation.This space for rent
03-30-2008, 02:11 PM #23
Rest in peace Brother....
03-30-2008, 02:45 PM #24
Preliminary report, from the LAFD PIO Blog released this AM:
http://lafd.blogspot.com/2008/03/los...d-in-line.htmlMy Fire Apparatus Photos: x635Photos.com
Seth G., Round Rock Texas
03-30-2008, 11:47 PM #25
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BrianPlease no e-mail. Public replies only. Thank you!
03-31-2008, 12:21 AM #26
Brian, thank you for clarifying that for us. May you find consolation in your time of loss.AJ, MICP, FireMedic
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