Seven Firefighters Injured at Extra Space Storage Fire in Venice, California

VIDEO: LAFD firefighters fighting a fire at Extra Space Storage in Venice, California.

Los Angeles firefighters responded about 7:37 pm Saturday, October 25, 2014 to structure fire at Extra Space Storage, located at 658 Venice Blvd. Upon arrival firefighters reported a two-story 100′ x 100′ storage facility with smoke in the second floor.

From the Los Angeles Fire Department …
(Erik Scott, Spokesperson, Los Angeles Fire Department)

Several interior storage units were well involved in fire and flames rapidly spread as the intense heat and black smoke banked down. Firefighters battled until they were low on air and had to exit to get new air-bottles, then rejoined the fight. Continual waves of additional firefighters were repeatedly ordered throughout this intense fire.

The building’s metal roof made it difficult to vertically ventilate with saws to allow heat and smoke to release. Firefighters broke out windows to assist with horizontal ventilation and utilized rotary saws with diamond tip blades to cut large sections of exterior stucco walls.

Seven Los Angeles firefighters sustained non-life threatening injury while battling the blaze. Three of the injured required care at area hospitals, where they were expected to be treated and released.

More than 300 firefighters, under the command of Assistant Chief Mark Stormes, battled fire through the night. The abundance of contents continued to smolder and full extinguishment is anticipated Sunday morning.

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