On December 27, 2004 Los Angeles Firefighters responded to a fast moving blaze that ran through "Glatt Mart" kosher market at 8708 West Pico Boulevard in West L.A.
Firefighters arrived on the scene and reported smoke with fire showing from the roof. Minutes later firefighters made entry and reported the front of the structure was lighting up, heavy fire conditions were now visible throughout.
With conditions quickly deteriorating, firefighters were ordered off the roof and out of the building. As Firefighters went to an exterior attack, the roof collapsed inwards, taking a large billboard with it.
Firefighters utilized several master streams including a wagon battery, ladder pipes, portable monitors and handlines.
An aggressive attack kept the fire from spreading to adjacent commercial exposures and the rear exposure apartment building.
The blaze took close to one hour to control.
One firefighter suffered an ankle injury and was transported in good condition to a local area hospital. The fire was confined to the market, which was a total loss. The cause of the midnight blaze is under investigation.