Friday, September 17, 2010

Apartment Fire In KTown

A L.A.F.D. Fire Fighter climbing a ladder to the 6th floor.
Flames on the 6th floor.
Residents of the apt. bldg. watch the fire from the street below.
A L.A.F.D. working the fire outside the 6th floor.
L.A.F.D. working the fire on the 6th floor.
Three L.A.F.D. hook and ladder trucks on St. Andrews.
Residents of the building hugging each other, safe.
Kitty saved by her owner.
A Korean-American L.A.F.D. Fire Fighter speaks to the Korean Press about the fire.

A six story apartment building at 614 s. St. Andrew's in L.A.'s Koreatown caught fire this morning. The structure, built in the 1920's, billowed smoke and flames for over an hour. The residents of the building were forced to evacuate, many quickly left with their pets and the clothes they were wearing. Several residents reported hearing gun shots before at the building before the morning blaze.
The building also reported a fire yesterday. The A.T.F. and L.A.F.D. are investigating the fire.
Over 130 fire fighters were on scene. No one was seriously injured.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010