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Friday, October 18, 2013

LAFD "Barrington Plaza" Wilshire Blvd. Brentwood Apartment Fire Knocked Down, 4 civilians + 1 child critical to hospital. #CaFire

LAFD "Barrington Plaza"  Los Angeles Fire Department Wilshire Blvd Apartment Fire
Photo of LAFD's high rise fire on Wilshire from :





Update 1800hrs [Final]: 11740 Wilshire Bl* 3 injured firefighters have been released
from hospital to remain off-duty; Sadly 1 pet dog proved beyond our help and died at scene; The fire, which demanded more than 20% of on-duty LAFD personnel to extinguish, remains under investigation; Residents of 51 (of 240 total in building) units (estimated 100-150 persons) have been displaced; Many are being assisted/sheltered by the American Red
Cross. - Brian Humphrey LAFD PIO

Update 1500hrs: 11740 Wilshire Bl* Total 7 civilian assessed for smoke exposure; 2 of them declined transport; 5 civilians to hospitals (4 unkage/condition + 1 child critical); Additionally 3 LAFD Firefighters toGrossman Burn Center (per protocol) for evaluation of NON-life threat
burns (2 have leg burn, other has ear burn); Fire Cause remains under investigation; Wilshire Blved remains closed in vicinity + congested west of 405 Fwy; NFD - Brian Humphrey###
Update 1400hrs: Wilshire Bl* A handful of residents in- (and out) -side the building with minor to moderate respiratory complaints. This includes an adult and child on the 23rd floor that were
briefly taken to the roof.
Update 1300hrs: KNOCKDOWN; 214 LAFD FF's took just 71 min to
*fully* extinguish the blaze; 2 residents transported for smoke exposure not believed life threatening; No firefighter injuries; Fire held to one 2 bedroom unit on
11th floor of non-fire sprinklered (built 1961 - now called "386 unit")
of "Barrington Plaza" apt building; Cause under investigation Note: Truck 27 involved in civilian-injury TC @ Santa Monica/Kings Rd while enroute.


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  1. "Barrington Plaza" Wilshire Bl Fire held to one 11th floor unit "386" Cause under investigation.
  2. Tiny Klout Flag65CAL FIRE NEWS ‏@CalFireNews3m
    UPDATE: Wilshire Bl: No firefighter injuries; Fire held to one 2 bedroom unit 11th flr non-fire sprinklered apt bldg.
  3. Tiny Klout Flag65CAL FIRE NEWS ‏@CalFireNews5m
    UPDATE: 11740 Wilshire Bl* 2 residents transported for smoke exposure Not believed life threatening;
  4. Tiny Klout Flag65CAL FIRE NEWS ‏@CalFireNews7m
    UPDATE: 11740 Wilshire Bl* KNOCKDOWN; 214 LAFD FF's took just 71 min to *fully* extinguish the blaze;
  5. Tiny Klout Flag65CAL FIRE NEWS ‏@CalFireNews9m
    Heard they are processing hard core religious right-wing to see if they are even salvageable first
  6. Tiny Klout Flag65CAL FIRE NEWS ‏@CalFireNews12m
    1 unit fully involved on arrival, additional units for attack, search, & rehab, 2nd team
  7. Tiny Klout Flag65CAL FIRE NEWS ‏@CalFireNews15m
    's high rise fire on Wilshire Heavy smoke on 11th floor; Reports of occupants down or trapped on multi floors
  8. Tiny Klout Flag65CAL FIRE NEWS ‏@CalFireNews18m
    T-27 involved in civilian-injury TC @ Santa Monica/Kings Rd while enroute. Major Emergency Structure Fire 11740 Wilshire Bl*

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