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Published on May 29, 2024
LA Firefighters Extinguish Canoga Park House Fire Sparked by Outdoor Trash BlazeSource: Google Street View

Flames erupted in a Canoga Park neighborhood yesterday when an outdoor trash blaze leaped to a nearby home. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the incident, which was indexed as INC#1049, began around 2:11 PM at 7708 N Eton Avenue. Firefighters went on the offensive to tackle the fire which had extended into a one-story single-family dwelling.

The LAFD alert reported that the blaze started as a rubbish fire before threatening the structure. Fire Station 72, along with other Valley Bureau units, were dispatched to the scene in Council District 3. Battalion Chief Jennifer Middleton noted that there was a swift response from the fire crews to contain the spread.

Within 17 minutes of their arrival, the LAFD members achieved a knockdown of the fire. According to the follow-up report, a group of the first 32 firefighters at the scene worked to extinguish the flames on the exterior, while others entered the home to deal with the interior threat. They found and doused a small area of the house that had been affected by smoke and fire adjacent to the initial rubbish blaze.

Officials confirmed that the swift action of the fire department ensured that there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. In the aftermath, residents and council members will likely wait for the results of the inquiry. The LAFD has not issued any further statements about the incident at this time.