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Update Rescue 04/02/2018

Update Rescue; 6:21PM; 5254 W Zoo Dr; Hollywood; A tremendous team effort over the past 12 hours resulted in the best outcome, Jesse Hernandez was found alive this morning. Yesterday at approximately 4:30PM, the LAFD received reports that Jesse fell approximately 25 feet into a sewer pipe. The pipes are 4 foot in diameter filled with liquid at varying depth (2 feet and deeper) moving at 15 MPH. This network of pipes parallel the LA River and cross under freeways. A team consisting of LAFD, LAPD, CHP, DWP, City Recreation and Parks, Park Rangers and experts from the Bureaus of Sanitation, Engineering and Contract Administration worked together to analyze the pipe system, covering approximately 6,400 feet, and search all likely catch areas. 3rd party vendor cameras, regularly used to inspect pipes for repair, were used in addition to the early use of cameras by LAFD Urban Search and Rescue. The vendor cameras are able to both float at the top of the pipe and crawl along the bottom. The number of pipes providing different travel paths required a systematic approach to ensure each was searched. The expertise of the Bureau of Sanitation was instrumental in this search. Approximately 2,400 feet of pipe had been thoroughly inspected and the search was continuing when a maintenance hatch west of the WB134 under the 5 FY was opened to insert cameras. This was were Jesse was found alert and talking. Jesse was given a cell phone so he could immediately call family. Firefighter/Paramedics provided immediate medical care, decontamination and transport to a local hospital for a complete medical evaluation. The Mayor's Crisis Response Team was also at the command post throughout the night providing welcomed support to the family. We would like to thank the entire Hernandez family for their patience and optimism. From start to finish, this was an unprecedented team effort and the LAFD would like to recognize the excellent teamwork among all agencies involved.; FS 56; Batt 5; West Bureau; Council District 4; Margaret Stewart
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Update Traffic Collision 04/02/2018

Update Traffic Collision; 3:30AM; 7831 W Foothill Bl; #Sunland Patient extricated and transported is adult female in critical condition. 2nd patient determined dead on scene (age / gender unk). The stability of part of the structure is compromised and LAFD Urban Search and Rescue responding to conduct possible shoring operation needed to safely remove vehicle and deceased patient from structure. ALL further questions = LAPD Inc#468; FS 74; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; Margaret Stewart
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Traffic Collision 04/02/2018

Traffic Collision; 3:12AM; 7831 W Foothill Bl; https://goo.gl/maps/Whb46R9LdM12; #Sunland Vehicle into commercial structure with firefighters evaluated with 2 patients. One patient required extrication and firefighters evaluating the 2nd patient. (ages/gender/condition unk) Building and Safety called to evaluate structure. LAFD Inc#128 LAPD Inc#468; FS 74; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; BC12 E24 E274 E77 E98 EM14 HR3 RA74 RA77 RA874 T74 UR88 ; CH8; 17; Margaret Stewart
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Structure Fire 04/02/2018

Structure Fire; 1:58AM; 8906 S Hobart Bl; https://goo.gl/maps/wTuYFHWM7XF2; #GramercyPark KNOCKDOWN: 33 FF in 20 mins. Fire contained single story, single family dwelling of origin. No injuries reported. Cause and $ loss TBD No Further Details; FS 57; Batt 13; South Bureau; Council District 8; BC13 E264 E266 E57 E64 E66 RA57 RA66 RA866 T64 T66 ; CH9; 13; Margaret Stewart
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Update Structure Fire 04/01/2018

Update Structure Fire; 10:52PM; 736 S Fresno St; Boyle Heights; KNOCKDOWN 33 FF in 19 mins. Firefighters contained fire to structure of origin with no injuries reported. Cause TBD No Further Details; FS 25; Batt 1; Central Bureau; Council District 14; Margaret Stewart
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Structure Fire 04/01/2018

Structure Fire; 10:33PM; 736 S Fresno St; https://goo.gl/maps/3aA9TnnSTJD2; Boyle Heights; Heavy fire showing from a vacant 1 story, single family dwelling. LAFD Inc#1354; FS 25; Batt 1; Central Bureau; Council District 14; BC1 E17 E2 E202 E25 RA17 RA25 T2 T9 RA2; CH9; 13; Margaret Stewart
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Update Rescue 04/01/2018

Update Rescue; 10:19PM; 5254 W Zoo Dr; Hollywood; #GriffithParkRescue Our search continues for Jesse Hernandez and we anticipate an extended operation throughout the night. LAFD is working closely with the Bureau of Engineering, Bureau of Sanitation and Bureau of Contract Administration to bring in specialized 'closed circuit' cameras to further the search. These cameras have more advanced capabilities including lighting and the ability to attach to a pontoon which will crawl along the pipe. The pipes are 4' in diameter with varying depths of water moving at approximately 15 MPH. All possible City resources are being utilized in the search for Jesse. Our thoughts remain with Jesse and the extended Hernandez family. ; FS 56; Batt 5; West Bureau; Council District 4; Margaret Stewart
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Update Rescue 04/01/2018

Update Rescue; 9:15PM; 5254 W Zoo Dr; Hollywood; #GriffthParkRescue The coordinated Air to Ground search for 13yo Jesse Hernandez continues with over 100 LAFD firefighters and assisting agencies LAPD, CHP, LA City Recreation and Parks, Park Rangers, Department of Water and Power and Department of Sanitation. This is a closed system of sewage pipes which requires a detailed search along each possible path of travel. The Department of Sanitation is working closely with LAFD to map out the system and determine any void spaces as potential catch points. LAFD Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces are utilizing gear designed for these technical operations. They mounted a specialized camera on a flotation device (similar to a 'bogey board') which was tethered to a rope and extended 300' down a pipe. Firefighters are also using gas meters and all available equipment to safely conduct this on-going search. Per the family request, LAFD released a picture of Jesse via our social media channels in the hopes that if he is not in the pipe system, someone will see him and notify LAPD. Picnicking in the Griffith Park area is an Easter tradition for the Hernandez family and consequently, over 20 family members are present. The Mayor's Crisis Response Team is on scene helping to console and support family members. Our search continues and updates will be provided as possible.; FS 56; Batt 5; West Bureau; Council District 4; Margaret Stewart
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Update Structure Fire 04/01/2018

Update Structure Fire; 7:02PM; 328 E Washington Bl; South Los Angeles; KNOCKDOWN: 72 FFs in 23 mins. Firefighters contained fire to building of origin (50' x 100' commercial structure) and defended two exposed buildings from damage. No injuries reported. Cause and $ loss TBD No Further Details; FS 10; Batt 1; Central Bureau; Council District 14; Margaret Stewart
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Structure Fire 04/01/2018

Structure Fire; 6:39PM; 328 E Washington Bl; https://goo.gl/maps/bszPovGcxqC2; South Los Angeles; 1 story commercial building (small) well involved with fire with one possible building exposed. One additional task force requested. LAFD Inc#1072; FS 10; Batt 1; Central Bureau; Council District 14; BC1 BC13 E10 E209 E215 E9 RA10 RA209 T15 T9 ; CH9; 14; Margaret Stewart
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