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By James Altman
SMFD PIO 

Apartment Burns on Centinela Avenue Just After Midnight

SM Fire Department Knocks Down the Blaze Tuesday Morning

 

October 7, 2016

at 1 am on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a well involved structure fire, located at 2643 Centinela Ave, in the city of Santa Monica.

At 00:56 hours on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a well involved structure fire, located at 2643 Centinela Ave, in the city of Santa Monica. On arrival, the first arriving engine company reported heavy fire from a third story apartment unit. Under the command of Platoon Commander Frank Evaro, units were directed to advance 3 – 1 ¾" hose lines to extinguish the fire. The fire was reported as a "knock down" at 0105 hours.

One apartment was completely consumed by fire; firefighters controlled the fire to only the affected unit as there was no fire spread to any adjacent units. A total of 29 firefighters were on scene to mitigate the fire. There were no reports of injuries to our citizens and/or our firefighters. The incident remains under investigation for cause and origin by the Santa Monica Fire Department, Fire Prevention Bureau. For any further questions, please contact, Captain James Altman with the Santa Monica Fire Department.

Centinela Avenue forms the Eastern border of the City of Santa Monica. The name of the street comes from surveyors who laid down the street in 1876, the year of the American centennial.

 

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