Category Archives: West Coast 911 News

Firefighters battle blaze at local business

Despite heavy rain, the Alameda County Fire Department fought a two-alarm blaze Thursday night at a San Leandro business that took nearly an hour to extinguish.

The fire broke out at a commercial building in the 1800 block of Williams Street around 7:45 p.m., according to Aisha Knowles, a fire department spokeswoman. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the building, although damage was limited to the area of origin. –Read More

Crews battle two large fires in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Apartment FireTwo raging fires in Los Angeles destroyed a massive residential complex under construction, heavily damaged another building under construction, and snarled rush hour traffic while raining ash over a large area early Monday.

More than 250 firefighters fought a downtown blaze that was sparked at a block-long construction site around 1:20 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said. Flames consumed the 7-story wood-framed structure and damaged two adjacent high-rises before being brought under control within 90 minutes. –Read More

LAFD Battles Suspicious Downtown Greater Alarm Structure Fire

SanteeLos Angeles firefighters battled a non-injury commercial building fire in downtown LA’s garment district on November 29, 2014.
A firefighter crouched using a rotary saw to force entry into a burning structure.

Just after 2:30 AM, LAFD respond to 1409 Santee Street to find a row of one-story commercial buildings and smoke in the area. Firefighters conducted an investigation and found one unit with heavy fire inside which began to burn through the roof. Firefighters forced entry into the unit with rotary saws and mounted an aggressive interior attack with hose-lines. –Read More