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Published on March 11, 2024
Los Angeles Fire Crews Douse Blaze in Historic South Central Home, Evaluate Six CiviliansSource: Google Street View

A fierce blaze that ignited in the Historic South Central neighborhood was swiftly subdued by the Los Angeles Fire Department last night, officials said. The fire reported at 9:58 PM at a one-story home located at 524 E 33rd St, threatened to spread to adjacent buildings before firefighters intervened, according to an LAFD alert.

The LAFD dispatched multiple resources, including two battalion commanders and over 40 firefighters, who commandeered to successfully confine and extinguish the fire within a mere 17 minutes. Their rapid response ensured the flames did not extend beyond the property. "44 LAFD Firefighters took just 17 minutes to access, confine and extinguish fire in the rear corner and attic of a 1,986 square foot one-story home (built 1906), preventing fire spread to an adjacent structure," the LAFD reported after the incident.

The historic dwelling, erected in 1906 and encompassing nearly 2,000 square feet, saw most of the damage in the rear corner and attic. While the structure was being salvaged from the blaze, six civilians located in or near the home at the time of the incident were evaluated for "non-specific complaints," which included possible smoke inhalation, the department said.

The health status of those affected remains uncertain as they continue to be assessed. In the aftermath, the cause of the fire remains under official investigation, with more details to surface as inquiries are conducted. As the community begins to recover from the scare, the swift actions of the LAFD demonstrate once again the department's readiness to quickly and effectively respond to emergencies. Patrols and safety checks are expected to follow as a standard procedure in such events.