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Published on February 26, 2024
Los Angeles Firefighters Quell Vermont Square Blaze in Under 40 Minutes, No Injuries ReportedSource: Google Street View

Flames engulfed a building at 4161 S Vermont Avenue in Vermont Square as the Los Angeles Fire Department fought to extinguish a blaze that broke out on the evening of February 24th. According to a statement issued by LAFD spokesperson Nicholas Prange, firefighters arrived on the scene to find a two-story residential-over-commercial structure with smoke visible, initiating an offensive attack.

The fire, which was reported at approximately 8:06 PM, required the efforts of 80 firefighters who worked tirelessly for roughly 37 minutes to overcome the challenges presented by the smoke and flames, moving through both the first and second floors of the building, Nicholas Prange reported further details of the firefighting efforts in a follow-up alert.

Fortunately, the LAFD was able to declare a "knockdown" of the fire at 8:43 PM, signifying that they had been successful in their efforts to access, confine, and extinguish the fire. The firefighters also set up blowers to evacuate the smoke from the structure and replace it with fresh air, creating a safer environment for both the emergency personnel and the potential occupants of the buildings.

No injuries nor loss of life were reported as a result of the fire.