Tuesday, July 7, 2020
LSFD Spokesperson: Tabitha Navarro
Structure Fire; Vehicular Fire; INC#87207; July 6th, 20:20 PM; Juniper Avenue , Los Santos; LSFD companies were dispatched out to Juniper Avenue after receiving multiple 911 calls about a complex on fire. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a vehicle on fire just outside of the apartment complex, in addition to the complex being engulfed in flames. They received reports from neighbors that there were two men missing along side of a cat. While the firefighters worked to extinguish the exterior flames on both the vehicle and the complex, the interior team entered the building to look for the reported victims. They swept through a total of twelve apartments, and only found the cat. A local animal hospital was contacted, and they came to retrieve the cat, who had sustained minor non-life threatening burns.
The rest of the apartment complex was clear of victims, which led our interior team to the roof of the building. They found two men lying unconscious with severe burns all over their bodies. The exterior team deployed the aerial ladder, and the two teams worked together to get the two men down to the ambulance. Both men were treated on scene, and they continued to receive treatment in the back of the ambulance on their way to the hospital. The remaining units successfully contained and extinguished the remaining exterior and interior fires at approximately 22:27. Our arson unit is currently working along side of the Los Santos Police Department to determine who started the fire and why. Fire Station 11. Dispatched LSFD units: CM1, RA211, E11, E12, T11.