A FireStorm of Another Kind
A ripping and roaring fire began around 1924 hours on Monday evening at a 2-story vacant medical building located at 2411 W 8th Street in the #Westlake District in Los Angeles, California.
A previous address had been tweeted by the LAFD as 2426 W 8th Street which their system mistakenly pulled from another incident unrelated to the ongoing fire currently in progress.
Trespassers Rescued, 1 Killed
Five “unauthorized civilians” were found inside the building of which three (3) were dramatically rescued by LAFD firefighters. One of the unauthorized occupants was found deceased on-scene from unknown injuries or cause.
Person-of-Interest Under Investigation
One male person-of-interest was being interviewed by LAPD around 2100 hours or 9pm. The person of interest and one other rescued victim were transported by a LAFD ambulance to a local near-by hospital with non-threatening injuries.
LAFD say they have 147 Firefighters fighting the 2-Alarm blaze, which took over two hours of battling the FireStorm of another kind.
The following are resources dispatched to the fire scene:
- E11, E215, E211, E13, E6, E220, E229, E210, E10, E9, E3, E227, E35, E12, E203, EM1, EM14
- T15, T11, T20, T29, T10, T3, T9, T27
- RA810, RA1, RA811, RA13, RA6, RA27, RA827, RA29, RA10, RA209, RA3k
- BC18, BC5, BC2, BC13, BC14, BC11, BC1
- AR22, AR1, AR2, AR17
A total of 147 firefighters were on the scene of this fire. We heard one of them was injured but his/her condition was unknown at the time this post was published.
Unbelievable Fire Images Light up Social Media
Amazing #FireImages were tweeted all over Social Media. One video showed a man with a cell phone on top of a roof in a dangerous, precarious position filing while large fiery red flames shot up over the fire building and right next the roof edge of an exposure building.
About the 2411 Building
The commercial structure is said to be a 14,351 square foot office building on a 0.26 acre lot. Property records and sources show the structure is valued at $1.15 million. It is owned by Pacific Parkview LLC.
Hashtags Used for Incident
#8thStreetFire #Westlake #LAFD
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