Northridge Community News
Shotgun style residence structure fire
L.A. Firefighters from four companies battle a rubbish fire in a shotgun style residence on the 7100 block of Deering Ave. intersecting Gault St. in Canoga Pk. , Sunday evening.
Sunday July 23, 2017 , 8:32 p.m. Canoga Park, California Baddboyfilms News
Twenty-four Firefighters and two hook and ladders from two different city of LA Fire departments along with two Battalion Chiefs (BC's) who set up an incident command post on site, had the flames knocked down in a matter of 8 minutes upon arrival.
L.A.F.D. Firefighters first to arrived on scene from 72's, used efforts and skills they learned in Firefighter's training to battle this structure fire and get a handle on it within minutes before it could endanger the surrounding neighborhood which is loaded with blocks of apartment buildings, low income housing, large families raising school aged children.
While the flames penetrated the roof, Firefighters ran into the burning building and called out for survivors and victims, searching for anyone needing help to escape this inferno space . All occupants had reportedly escaped the dangerous fire that burned some of the edges of the roof back porch shingles but left the structure livable and in-tact. The occupants were allowed by Firefighter to go back into it after the fire was out.
No injuries were reported and the cause of this fire is still under investigation by L.A. City Fire Officials.
The residence is allocated on the 7100 block of Deering Ave. near the intersection of Gault Street which is just 1 block south of Sherman Way and east of the Metro Canoga Park bus depot at Sherman Way and Canoga Ave.
The original 911 caller called from a private cellphone from the area of the 7100 block of Deering ave earlier tonight at 8:41 p.m. and Firefighters were dispatched through the 911 operator of Los Angeles emergency 911 system.