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Published on June 12, 2024
Los Angeles Firefighters Swiftly Extinguish Attic Blaze in Hollywood Hills West HomeSource: Google Street View

In the pre-dawn hours of June 12, a structure fire broke out in a single-family home located at 2067 N Mt Olympus Dr in Hollywood Hills West. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the fire was reported at approximately 2:33 AM and was initially described as an attic fire. Firefighters launched an offensive operation to combat the blaze, as detailed in the LAFD alert posted online.

The incident, identified as INC#0145, drew a rapid response from Los Angeles firefighters. In an effort to mitigate property damage, firefighters were reported by the LAFD to have moved furniture and other belongings in the living area beneath the attic to cover them with plastic, with an aim to minimize water damage from their efforts. These efforts unfolded as part of their strategic response to the fire.

The LAFD personnel were successful in extinguishing the fire, achieving a knockdown at 3:17 AM. The operation to douse the flames required coordinated action which included cutting holes in the roof and breaching the ceiling to access the attic with hose lines from both above and below. According to a follow-up LAFD alert, it took 32 firefighters approximately 44 minutes to fully extinguish the stubborn attic flames. Throughout the operation, no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

While the LAFD's timely intervention prevented any injury, the event served as a stark reminder of the potential hazards lurking in urban homes. The department's Incident Commanders coordinated efforts of multiple fire stations, including Stations 41 and 27, Battalion 5, as well as utilizing resources such as Task Forces 27 and 61. The fast action and tactical decision-making by these teams averted what could have been a more serious incident. The home involved is located within Council District 4, and the knockdown was officially recorded under dispatch channel 8, as documented by the LAFD.