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Published on April 14, 2024
Los Angeles Firefighters Rapidly Quell Kitchen Fire in Porter Ranch Home, No Injuries ReportedSource: Google Street View

A blaze in a Porter Ranch home was quickly subdued by Los Angeles firefighters Saturday evening, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire, which ignited in the kitchen and spread to engulf room contents and cabinetry, broke out in a 1,558 square-foot one-story house with attached auxiliary units at 18309 W Chatsworth St.

The LAFD stated that the first responders arrived at approximately 5:39 PM and managed to quickly access and confine the fire to the area of origin. The team needed just 15 minutes to fully extinguish the flames. Initial reports indicated the fire was contained to one room at the front of the residence.

No injuries were reported in the incident. A total of 28 firefighters were on the scene to battle the blaze, a feat accomplished without further incident. They successfully prevented the fire from spreading beyond the affected area, averting potential disaster in a section of the San Fernando Valley known for its single-family homes and tight-knit community.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, officials said. The quick response and efficient action of the fire department teams helped to ensure that all structure occupants remained safe and the damage to the home was contained. More details about the fire, including the extent of the property damage and the results of the investigation, will be disclosed as they become available. In a statement obtained by the LAFD, the department highlighted the firefighters' ability to not only to quickly extinguish the fire but also to confine it efficiently to the kitchen area.