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100 firefighters battle LA structure blaze

More than 100 firefighters extinguished a “major emergency structure fire” today in a two-story commercial building between La Brea Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.

The fire was reported at 10:56 p.m. Thursday at 4844 W. Jefferson Blvd., Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said. A total of 111 firefighters responded and a knockdown was declared at 12:08 a.m.

Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the blaze in the first 30 minutes. Commanders expressed concern for crews working inside the building and on the roof as the blaze gained strength, and they ordered firefighters to back off by 11:30 p.m. Continue reading 100 firefighters battle LA structure blaze

Christmas Day Wind Mayhem!

Drama Drama and more Drama. The pictures say it all. 70+ mph winds throughout San Bernardino today. Things were going crazy all day for us here at Rescue/USAR 230. Actually, it was a normal Christmas day around here. It’s always crazy around this place over the holidays. Many City disasters have occurred on Christmas, from floods to major fires, you name it. These pictures show a couple of large trees that fell either across main roads or on top of houses during our ‘wind event’.
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That’s all for now from ‘The South End of Berdoo’

Cheese out