Firefighters Rescue 2 dogs from Apartment Fire

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

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January 8, 2018

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

 

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. -  On Monday, January 8, 2018, at 6:53 a.m., the Santa Monica Fire Department
received multiple 911 calls reporting a structure fire at 1435 26th Street. Firefighters arrived 5 minutes and
3 seconds later to find a 2-story multi-unit residence with an active kitchen fire in one of the units.

Firefighters forced entry into the unit and aggressively fought back the flames preventing the fire from spreading to
adjacent units.During the search of the smoke filled apartment, Firefighters discovered 2 small dogs and brought them
outside to safety. The occupant of the apartment was not home when the fire broke out.

It took 23 SMFD Firefighters 17 minutes to extinguish the blaze, limiting most of the fire damage to one apartment unit.
A neighbor took custody of the dogs until the owner could return home. There were no injuries to the dogs, civilians,
or any first responders. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the SMFD.

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Structure fire 1436 26th St 01-08-18a   Structure fire 1436 26th St 01-08-18b

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