By frhayes | January 15, 2010
On Friday, January 15, 2010 at 4:46 A.M. Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) units responded to a reported Fire Alarm at 7411 CARSON BLVD, LONG BEACH, CA 90808 ‘LUCILLE’S SMOKEHOUSE”.
Engine 18, the first arriving unit, reported smoke showing from a roof ventilator and initiated an investigation of the situation. The initial crews encountered difficulty in locating the source of the smoke due to construction features and other factors. Due to this situation additional units where requested to en sure that the fire was located as soon as possible to limit the damage to the structure.
Crews where sent to the roof and coordinated their search efforts with members inside the restaurant by opening holes in the roof, and pulling ceiling tiles. Through this combined effort the fire was located in a void space between the ceiling and the roof.
Due to this fire the sprinkle system activated spreading water throughout portions of the restaurant. Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters shut down the sprinkler system and began salvage and overhaul operations to limit damage to the structure, and to protect equipment.
Currently members of the LBFD arson, and fire prevention bureau, in addition to personnel from the health and building departments are working to determine the cause of the fire. It is the goal of these many different agencies to work with the restaurants management to en sure that any problems are rectified and that they can “Open for Business” as soon as possible.
This incident occurred in council district 5 with a total of 27 apparatus and 40 personnel working on this incident for approximately 4 hours.
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