Approximately 160 LAFD Firefighters battled a spectacular blaze that demolished a two story house and spread to a vacant four story apartment building.
Los Angeles firefighters responded to a house fire at 666 South Bonnie Brae. Eventually approximately 160 LAFD Firefighters battled a spectacular blaze that demolished the two story house and spread to a vacant four story apartment building at 666 South Bonnie Brae in L.A.’s Westlake District (description from YouTube channel firelensman).
Task Force 11 first on scene reported the older house, fully involved, with exposures on two sides. The exposures were a vacant center hallway four story “taking off” to the north and a two story occupied convalescent home to the south. Wagon Batteries, Ladder Pipes and numerous handlines were the order of the night, knocking down heavy fire conditions that ended up damaging three buildings. Firefighters also set up a collapse zone directly in front of the older apartment building as large chunks of the roof and facade dangerously collapsed outwards. The main bulk of fire was knocked down in two hours. Damage was extensive, there were no reported injuries. Firefighters remained on scene several hours later knocking down hot spots. The cause of the late night “Major Emergency” fire is under investigation.
Knockdown by LAFD at 666 Bonnie Brae in Westlake, Los Angeles.
Ruins at 666 Bonnie Brae in Westlake, Los Angeles.
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