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Quick Action By Firefighters Saves House

By Admin | February 27, 2011

On February 26th at approximately 3:14PM, Firefighters from the Long Beach Fire Department were called out for reports of a garage fire at 2880 Heather Road. Rescue 19 arrived first to find a fully involved attached garage with heavy black smoke and fire pouring out of the door and windows compromising the attic space to the house.  Firefighters from Engine 18 and LF17 arrived next and immediately pulled multiple hose lines, made entry into the fire-involved garage, and aggressively attacked the seat of the blaze.  These swift actions made it possible to quickly extinguish the fire and contain the damage to the garage area and contents.  Firefighters from Engine 22 and Rescue 9 concentrated their efforts on overhaul operations and primary search of the house. No injuries were reported and the fire was confined to the garage with no extension into the attic or living space. The residents were displaced and the Red Cross was contacted to assist with sheltering aid.  The residents declined Red Cross and would seek shelter on their own. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by Fire Investigators.  A total of 8 Fire Department apparatus and 23 personnel responded to this incident that took place in the 5th Council District.

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