Published on April 5, 2015
Firelensman was able to catch video Downey firefighters working a 2nd alarm commercial fire. Firefighters were ordered off the roof just prior to going defensive.
This Video from Firelensman Youtube Channel:
“City of Downey Firefighters first on scene at 10727 Paramount Boulevard encountered a large one story office building with smoke and fire showing. The dispatch went out as “reported smoke, possible structure fire.” Firefighters were forced to evacuate the building and were ordered off the roof as heavy fire consumed the attic space above. Firefighters utilized numerous hand lines, a wagon battery and two ladder pipes to douse the flames. The fire went to a Second Alarm, bringing in outside companies including Firefighters from Santa Fe Springs, Montebello, Vernon and Los Angeles County. The fire was knocked down in four hours. There were no reported injuries, the building and the businesses inside were reported as a near total loss. The cause of the late night blaze is under investigation.-MNR-
“A commercial office building in Downey is destroyed after a massive fire ripped through it early Thursday morning.
The building’s owner told NBC4’s Ted Chen that the structure is a “total loss.” Firefighters were able to remove two computers in the hopes of salvaging them, but little else appears savable.
The structure was home to the offices of a chiropractor, a few accountants and a real estate agency among others.
The fire, which might have been caused by a gas leak, was reported just after 2 a.m. at the 10000 block of Paramount Boulevard, Battalion Chief Bruce English said. Firefighters reported a partial roof collapse during the attack.
When units arrived on scene, they had a “fully involved north side of the structure with fire through the roof,” English said. “We had units go into the structure and had an aggressive firefighter attack.” Full Story Continued…