A fire in a 25 story high-rise apartment sent eight persons to the hospital on October 18, 2013, including three Los Angeles firefighters. One pet dog perished in the flames.
Companies were summoned to 11740 Wilshire Boulevard and found heavy smoke showing from a two-bedroom unit on the 11th floor of Building A at the Barrington Plaza apartments. As LAFD helicopters circled overhead, a well-coordinated attack on the fire by 214 LAFD personnel took less than 45 minutes to confine the flames to the unit of fire origin in the central section of the building.
During more than 55 hours of continuous duty at the scene, rotating teams of LAFD members – numbering 347 in all, addressed safety, pet evacuation, tenant access for critical needs and wellness among the building’s estimated 700 residents, including nearly 150 unable to immediately return to their units on the ninth, 10th and 11th floors.
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