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Stubborn Blaze In A Downtown Apartment

By Jackawa Jackson | September 1, 2009

At 9:23 pm on August 31, 2009, units from Long Beach Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in the 500 block of Daisy Ave.  Engine 3 arrived on scene within 3 minutes from the time of dispatch and determined that they had a rear apartment above garages well involved in fire.  By standers in front of the address (533 Daisy Ave) shouted to the arriving companies that they believed there were 2 children still inside the burning apartment.  Engine 3 crewmembers rapidly stretched a hose line and began attacking the fire while being backed up by Engine 2 and Engine 101.  Firefighters from Truck 1 used chainsaws to open the roof in an effort to confine the fire to the area of origin and provide greater visibility to fire attack and rescue crews.  Initial entry and extinguishment efforts were slowed due to a large amount of combustibles stored inside the apartment.  A thorough search of the apartment was conducted simultaneously with the initial fire attack.  Fortunately, no victims were found inside.  Units responding to this fire were Engine 3, Engine 2, Engine 101, Engine 10, Engine 20, Truck 1, Rescue 1, BC 1, and Arson 4.  There were no reports of injuries to citizens or to firefighters.  This incident occurred in city council district 1.

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