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Published on March 15, 2024
Los Angeles Firefighters Extinguish RV Fire in Green Meadows, Save Adjacent BuildingSource: Google Street View

Early this morning, Los Angeles firefighters battled a blaze that consumed an RV and threatened to spread to a nearby commercial building in Green Meadows. The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that the fire occurred at 1161 E 101st Street. Crews acted swiftly to put out the flames, which had started to lick the walls of the adjacent structure.

The fire, which broke out around 7:18 a.m., drew a rapid response from the LAFD. Firefighters stretched hose lines to extinguish the exterior wall of the building, stopping the fire from penetrating inside. According to the department’s alert, "Crews arrived and quickly stretched hose lines to extinguish the exterior wall of the structure, preventing it from extending inside the building." Despite the potential danger, no injuries were reported in the incident.

The first engine company, comprising four firefighters, managed to douse the RV fire following their initial success with the building's exterior. The efficiency of the response likely saved the commercial building from significant damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by authorities, and details have not been released regarding the origin or potential motives behind the incident.

Local business operations and residents witnessed the column of smoke rising from the site as morning routines were disrupted by the emergency. The firefighters' success in averting a larger disaster has been noted by the community, with many acknowledging the prompt and decisive action of the LAFD. "The first engine company (four firefighters,) then finished extinguishing the RV fire," the alert from the department detailed, highlighting the quick response of the team on scene. As of now, investigations are ongoing and further information is awaited.