Firefighters were dispatched on January 3, 2014 to 719 North Heliotrope Drive for an explosion that damaged a three-story apartment building, sending one man to the hospital and displacing eighteen of his neighbors.
It took the combined efforts of 57 LAFD personnel, who performed a thorough search of the two dozen apartment units on three floors while simultaneously battling a stubborn fire in one second floor unit fed by a natural gas line, to fully extinguish the flames in just 26 minutes.
Monetary loss from the incident, which significantly damaged one or more apartments in the 90 year old building, is estimated to be at least $85,000 ($75,000 structure & $10,000 contents).
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