High Heat Hits Los Angeles Firefighters at Church Fire

July 10, 2024
Firefighters across the country are being overcome by heat while performing their duties.

The sweltering heat continues to take a toll on firefighters across the country.

The ambient temeratures were nearly 105 Tuesday when Los Angeles firefighters tackled a fire in a San Fernando church, KTLA reported.

One firefighter was transported while three others were treated at the scene.

They were overcome while they worked to access hard-to-reach spaces and snuff out flames inside the attic of the approximately 7,000-square-foot church.  


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Susan Nicol is the news editor for Firehouse.com. She is a life member and active with the Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Company, Oxford Fire Company and Brunswick Vol. Fire Co. Susie has been an EMT in Maryland since 1976. Susie is vice-president of the Frederick County Fire/Rescue Museum. She is on the executive committee of Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. She also is part of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) Region II EMS Council. Susie is a board member of the American Trauma Society, Maryland Division. Prior to joining the Firehouse team, she was a staff writer for The Frederick News-Post, covering fire, law enforcement, court and legislative issues.