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Horses Escape From Stable Fire

By JJohnson | October 11, 2009

The call came in to LBFD dispatch for a brush fire near the 6900 block of Atlantic Avenue and the Los Angeles river bed at about 7:45pm on 9/10/09. a couple of minutes later it was upgraded from a single response to a full structure response. The first arriving LBFD unit was Rescue 12 and the paramedic proceeded to give his size up.  "Fire, we have a good going stable fire, be advised we have multiple horses loose and have the first unit pull an extended hotline to the rear for fire attack." The reason that the Rescue was the first and not an Engine was that there was another structure fire just finishing up about 2 mile south of this incident. Units were clearing that call and other units had to respond from farther away. Lite Force 19 (E19 and T19) followed closely by Engine 13 were the first units on scene to start fire attack. LF 19's Engine had multiple lines pulled for attacking the fire. E7 and T7 also assisted with the fire. Ultimately, 4 or 5 stalls were affected and were a total loss. No horses were injured, although there were reports that one horse sustained some minor burns as it fled it's stall and went through the flames. No other injuries to Firefighters or civilians were reported. Total units on scene consisted of the following:  Lite Force 19, E7, T7, E13, R12, BC1, PIO4, LACOFD 31

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