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Published on April 20, 2024
Los Angeles Fire Department Rapidly Extinguishes Mission Hills House Fire, No Injuries ReportedSource: Google Street View

Blaze Busters: Dozens of firefighters tamed an inferno that had engulfed a Mission Hills home early Saturday, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. The fierce fire, which was first reported at approximately 1:02 am at 15001 W Mission Hills Rd, drew a swift and concentrated response from LAFD personnel.

According to the LAFD, the one-story residence was found with "heavy fire showing" upon the firefighters' arrival. Crews employed a defensive strategy, staying outside the structure, to douse the voracious flames with large volumes of water—circumventing the home in their effort to fully extinguish the fire.

The operation saw 48 brave members of the fire department work tirelessly for 45 minutes before declaring the fire knocked down at 1:47 am. In what can be considered a fortunate turn of events amidst the calamity, no injuries were reported as a result of the blaze. Officials are yet to determine the cause of the fire, and an investigation is currently underway.

In the communication released by the department's spokesperson, Nicholas Prange, detailed information about the incident was provided including, the number of fire stations and personnel involved. "It took a total of 48 firefighters 45 minutes (1:47 am) to extinguish the blaze," Prange stated, as per the LAFD. The mammoth effort involved multiple fire stations, notably FS 75 and Batt 12, who worked in concert within, the Valley Bureau's jurisdiction, which falls under Council District 7.