Fire at 305 Alta Scorches House in 90402, reports SMFD
March 5, 2020
Santa Monica Fire companies responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of a residence at 305 Alta Avenue. This on Thursday February 27, 2020, at 2:36 p.m.,
The first arriving engine company found a well involved attic fire and started an aggressive coordinated attack on the fire. The fire required a second alarm structure fire assignment for additional resources and was controlled in 33 minutes.
The Santa Monica Fire Department committed six engine companies and a truck company. Los Angeles City Fire Department provide one engine and one truck to assist. Although the fire was controlled quickly, the incident required a significant amount of overhaul to completely extinguish the fire. In addition to the extinguishing the fire, firefighters completed a significant amount of salvage, limiting the amount of water damage to the content of the residence.
Two Fire Chief Offices form Santa Monica and one Battalion Chief from Los Angeles assisted with the management of the scene. Santa Monica Police provided scene pictures from a drone that assisted greatly with the management of the fire. Santa Monica Fire Prevention responded and is conducting the investigation. - SM Fire Capt. Eric Himler