Fire Breaks Out in Santa Monica Condominium

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

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December 14, 2017

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

 

 

SANTA MONICA, CA: On Wednesday December 13th, 2017, Firefighters responded to 425 Marine Street at 4:49 p.m.
Firefighters arrived in 4 minutes and 23 seconds to find a 3 story town-home complex with an active fire on the 1st floor.
The building contained 6 units, with each unit being 2 floors plus a loft area. Firefighters aggressively fought back the
flames and were able to confine and extinguish the fire before it could extend to the upper floors or adjacent units.

The unit where the fire broke out was in the process of being remodeled, so no one was inside at the time. Neighbors
were able to evacuate and were unharmed. Unfortunately, the residents of all 6 units of the complex will be displaced
for an unknown amount of time due to the fire damaging the buildings electrical feed, and the inability to immediately
restore power.

It took 29 Firefighters only 15 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Santa Monica Police assisted with traffic and crowd
control. There were no injuries reported to residents or first responders. The cause is still under investigation.

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