Structure Fire in Sunset Park Neighborhood

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

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August 7, 2017

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

 
On Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at approximately 11:40 a.m. Santa Monica Public Safety Communications
received multiple 911 calls reporting a structure fire at 2020 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica Fire units
arrived in 5 minutes 30 seconds and found a 1 story “four-plex” apartment, with a working fire in 1 apartment
unit. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack on the fire, and were able to confine the fire to the unit of
origin. The fire had begun to spread into the common attic of the building, but the efforts of our Firefighters
prevented the spread of the fire to adjacent apartment units and limited the damage.
 
25 Firefighters were on scene and had the blaze contained in 10 minutes. The occupants of the apartment
had evacuated and were uninjured. Helpful neighbors were on hand providing comfort and support.
The apartment was unfortunately in an uninhabitable condition, and the residents will be displaced.
Santa Monica Fire Investigators were on scene and determined the fire to be unintentional in nature.

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 Structure Fire in Sunset Park 2017
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