LAFD Battles Playa Vista Office Building Blaze

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Playa Vista-

The Los Angeles Fire Department battled a Greater Alarm Structure Fire in a large Playa Vista office building in the morning of September 19th, 2015.

LadderpipeAt 7:25 AM the LAFD received 9-1-1 calls for a Structure Fire. Firefighters quickly arrived on scene to find a three-story building at 11869 Teale Street with fire showing on the third floor of an occupied business known as Innovation-Line, a supplier of Promotional Products. Additional firefighters were quickly requested. 

Flames rapidly spread from the third floor to the attic above and the second floor below. Firefighters worked aggressively to battle the intense flames under very hot conditions and worked to ventilate the structure. However, the conditions rapidly deteriorated until it was unsafe to have firefighters inside. 

The Incident Commander radioed for all firefighters to exit the building and fight defensively. Firefighters swiftly deployed large diameter hand lines and ladder pipes from aerial ladder trucks to keep the fire in check and ensured no nearby structures were damaged.

Approximately 100 firefighters, under the command of Deputy Chief Joseph Castro, extinguished the flames in just under two hours. 

The department of Building and Safety along with LAFD Urban Search & Rescue firefighters assessed the building and determined the first and second floor were structurally sound and not compromised, thus allowing firefighters to safely make entry once again and extinguish hot spots in the mass of smoldering debris.

Chief and Firefighter on a ladderpipe.

No one was injured. The LAFD Arson Section is investigating the fire cause and the estimated dollar loss is being tabulated.

Dispatched: AR12 AR2 BC13 BC18 BC4 BC5 CM22 CM51 CM52 E205 E211 E227 E27 E292 E295 E37 E43 E5 E62 E67 EA1 EM11 H1 HR56 HU59 PH1 RA27 RA34 RA867 RM2 T11 T27 T5 T63 T92 T95 UR27 UR88 + 1 CCFD Engine.

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