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SMFD put out Alta Avenue fire in 33 minutes

By Sam Catanzaro

Santa Monica firefighters, assisted by the Los Angeles Fire Department, put out a “well-involved” fire at a home on Alta Avenue Thursday.

On Thursday February 27, 2020, at 2:36 p.m., the Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD) responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of a residence at 305 Alta Avenue.

According to SMFD PIO Eric Himmler, the first arriving engine company found a well-involved attic fire and started an aggressive coordinated attack on the fire. The fire required a second alarm structure fire assignment for additional resources and was controlled in 33 minutes.

According to Himmler, the SMFD committed six engine companies and a truck company. In addition, the Los Angeles City Fire Department provided one engine and one truck to assist.

“Although the fire was controlled quickly, the incident required a significant amount of overhaul to completely extinguish the fire. In addition to the extinguishing the fire, firefighters completed a significant amount of salvage, limiting the amount of water damage to the content of the residence,” Himmler said.

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