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Published on March 16, 2024
Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Blaze at Vacant Koreatown House, Guarding Neighboring Los Angeles PropertySource: Google Street View

A blaze ripped through a vacant Koreatown house early Saturday morning, with over two dozen firefighters racing against the clock to douse the flames. The fire began in a detached garage behind a two-story craftsman home at 837 S Kingsley Dr., per the Los Angeles Fire Department.

According to LAFD, it took 28 firefighters 15 minutes to extinguish the fire. The garage was well involved, but thanks to the swift action of firefighters, the adjacent craftsman home remained largely unscathed. Despite the firefighters' efforts, a parked vehicle near the garage wasn't so fortunate, having been damaged by the intense heat.

The LAFD has confirmed that there were no injuries related to the incident and building and safety officials have been notified. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. "Crews worked quickly to extinguish the flames and minimize exposure the the vacant 2 story craftsman home and were able to scale back the remaining incoming companies," stated the official release by the fire department.

The response included battalion commands, several engine companies, and tactical units, showing the coordinated effort of various LAFD resources in combatting the incident. Firefighter support and cleanup efforts were still underway after the flames were out, ensuring the site was safe and preventing potential flare-ups. The LAFD has yet to determine the extent of the damage caused by the garage fire, but an assessment will follow in the coming days.