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Published on March 04, 2024
Los Angeles Firefighters Extinguish Vermont Square Garage Fire, No Injuries ReportedSource: Google Street View

Flames erupted in a detached garage causing a stir in Vermont Square on Monday, as Los Angeles firefighters tackled a blaze that enveloped two cars. The fire started around 12:23 PM at 5201 South Normandie Avenue, sending heavy smoke billowing into the sky, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Upon arrival, the fire department found a one-story garage with smoke showing and quickly took action. Showing no delay in their response, 26 firefighters were on the scene, deploying hose lines and extinguishing the fire, which also threatened an adjacent structure. The flames were contained within 10 minutes—a testimony to the rapid and effective response from the crews, as reported by the LAFD.

No injuries were reported in the incident, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The department did not report any structural damage beyond the involved garage.

Battalion Chief Krishan Vadukul stated, "Hose lines were quickly deployed and extinguishment took place" in the operation which also dealt swiftly with affected units in the adjoining alley. The fire department's approach underscores the typical efficiency for which they are known, managing such incidents before they escalate, as per LAFD.