Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

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  • Transformer Fire Causes Power Outage

    Dale Hillock, SMFD Public Info Ofcr|Apr 22, 2016

    At approximately 5:50 PM on April 18, 2016, Santa Monica Fire Department was called to investigate a possible Southern California Edison Transformer fire in the 400 Block of Washington Ave. Ultimately the electrical problem was mitigated by SCE crews, but not until after an approximate 1.5 hour power outage. This power outage affected an area from Montana Ave to Colorado Ave in the Downtown area. This outage also caused problems as far East as 16th St. Santa Monica fire Department received...

  • Breaking: Gas Leak at the Wyndham Hotel

    Dale Hillock, SMFD Public Info Ofcr|Apr 22, 2016

    At approximately 7:37 AM April 19, 2016, Santa Monica Fire Department received word of a construction accident in front of the Wyndham Hotel, 100 block of the Colorado Esplanade. Construction workers using excavating equipment, ruptured a high pressure natural gas line near the Hotel. The resulting gas leak spread through all floors of the adjacent Hotel, resulting in parts of all floors being briefly evacuated. 3 Engines, a Ladder Truck, a Hazardous Materials Unit, and a Battalion Chief...

  • SMFD Puts Out Fire on Sunset Avenue

    Dale Hillock, SMFD Public Information Officer|Apr 18, 2016

    At approximately 1:35 AM, on April 15, 2016 Santa Monica fire department received multiple calls of a large vegetation fire behind 1346 Sunset Ave. upon arrival firefighters found large flames, described as 100 feet high, threatening six homes, and spanning several streets. Highwinds, arcing and falling power lines were all factors that the firefighters had to deal with in controlling the blaze. Ultimately 6 Fire Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1Rescue Ambulance, 1 Hazardous Materials Unit, and 1...