Apartment Fire 1447 Lincoln Blvd

CITY OF SANTA MONICA | FIRE DEPARTMENT BILL WALKER, FIRE CHIEF 

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May 9, 2017

Captain Patrick Nulty, PIO
Santa Monica Fire Department
424-280-6400
patrick.nulty@smgov.net


Press Release


On Monday May 8th, 2017 at 6:14 p.m. the Santa Monica Fire Department responded to 1447 Lincoln Blvd.
for an activated fire alarm. Initial arriving firefighters found smoke in the subterranean parking area, and
during their investigation an explosion and fire occurred in the electrical vault room.

45 Firefighters from the Santa Monica Fire Department and Los Angeles Fire Department worked to confine
and extinguish the fire in 34 minutes. The building is a 5 story mixed use apartment building and was occupied
and in normal use at the time of the fire, including the five businesses on the ground floor. Smoke throughout
the building and the loss of power required the complete search and evacuation of all 94 apartment units.
Approximately 120 residents were assisted out of the building, thanks to the assistance of Santa Monica Police
Officers, Red Cross, and the Big Blue Bus. 19 residence required hotel accommodations overnight, which was
provided by NMS, the property management company.

There were 2 residents that were injured during the evacuation who were treated by SMFD Paramedics and taken
to a local hospital in stable condition. No injuries to responders reported. The cause of the explosion and fire was
unknown, however no suspicious circumstances were found.

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