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Multi-Alarms in Carson, California

Fire Spread Into Neighboring Mobile Home Park

A SPECTACULAR FIRE STRUCK an apartment complex under construction in Carson, California, Thursday evening.

KTLA-TV

The fire broke out around 5 pm Pacific in the expansive senior-living complex that was being added onto.  The large 3-story, 150-unit addition was not yet closed in and the fire grew rapidly, also spreading into a close-by mobile home park.

KCAL-TV has some good footage of the fire in this video report:

 

KABC-TV reports:

"All of the fire protection in modern construction is not in a place that is just frame," said Capt. Mark Savage of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

That radiated heat combined with wind gusts sent the fire into a nearby mobile home park. More than 139 mobile homes were evacuated. At least 10 homes in the park were damaged by flames.  About 120 seniors living next door to the blaze were also evacuated.

KABC-TV images

The Los Angeles County Fire Department had the fire knocked down around 7:30 pm.

The Los Angeles Times has more HERE.
KABC-TV has additional video and details HERE.  They also have a 30-image photo gallery HERE.

Hat tip to Carol H.

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Comments - Add Yours

  • http://profiles.google.com/captschmoe Joseph Schmoe

    Schmoe predicts the Plumber, in the attic, with a torch,

    Just sayin’

  • T-karp

    It was 3 alarm as the CAD goes but they requested 15 additional engines over the 3rd alarm plus there was mutual aid from other cities that chased the “header”