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Fire Destroys Apartment And Displaces 9 Residents

By JJohnson | October 11, 2009

On 9/10/09 at 7:44 pm, a call came in to the Long Beach Fire Department for reports of fire on the 400 block of Plymouth Street. Engine 12 was the first unit on scene within 3 minutes and reported heavy fire blowing through the roof and requested a fourth Engine for manpower. The apartment fire was on the second floor and in the rear of the 8 unit complex. LBFD units began an aggressive fire attack and, it took about 10 minutes to knock down the flames and conduct a primary search of the 1 bedroom apartment. T11 went to the roof and ventilated the super heated smoke and gases, thus making it cooler for the crews inside extinguishing the blaze.  Thankfully there was no one in the unit and there were no other injuries to report. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The affected unit was a total loss and there were 3 other units that had minor smoke damage, therefore displaced a total of 7 adults and 2 children. The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist with sheltering for the 9 people. Total units on scene consisted of: E11, T11, R11, E12, E9,E13, BC3

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