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By Dale Hillock
SMFD Public Information Officer 

SMFD Puts Out Fire on Sunset Avenue

 

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 Battalion Supervisor were on scene to mitigate the incident. Santa Monica PD also was on scene assisting with evacuations and traffic control. Southern California Edison was called to assist with restoring electrical power. Fast work of the Firefighters and the public safety agencies, prevented any damage to homes, or injuries to civilians.

Dale Hallock

 

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