February 28, 2020 #1 Local News, Information and Event Source for the Century City/Westwood areas.

11 Injured in West LA High-Rise Fire

25-story building catches fire Wednesday, 11 injured

By Sam Catanzaro

Firefighters say that they had to perform CPR on one of the 11 victims of a fire that broke out in a Brentwood-area high-rise apartment complex Wednesday morning, the second time the sprinkler-less building had caught fire in the past decade.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the fire was reported at 8:37 a.m. on the 7th floor of a 25-story residential high-rise complex know as Barrington Plaza located at 11740 Wilshire Boulevard.

“We were met by residents that were literally hanging out of windows,” said LAFD Public Information Officer Captain Erik Scott during a media briefing.

A total of 335 LAFD personnel responded by ground and air, and were assisted by the nearby Santa Monica Fire Department, LAPD Los Angeles Police Department and allied agencies in successfully managing the incident.

According to the LAFD, 15 residents were hoisted off the roof by helicopter.

Two firefighters sustained injuries battling the fire. According to Scott, they suffered minor burns and were treated and transported to a local hospital.

“That’s due to the intense flames they had to deal with. These firefighters were literally driven to their bellies halfway through that hallway,” Scott said.

The LAFD treated 11 civilian patients. Seven were transported to a local hospital while four were treated and released on the scene.

“The two most serious patients were 30-year-old males. One of which was gravely injured and we had to perform CPR,” Scott said.

According to Scott, the other most serious was another 30-year-old male that was in critical condition.

“[he was] hanging out of the window, on the ledge due to the intense heat inside of that building unit of which our firefighters were able to bring that aerial ladder to and rescue. Our understanding is that was the critical patient,” Scott said.

The wind-driven fire was extinguished one hour and 19 minutes after it was first reported. There were eight civilian patients, most suffering from smoke exposure. Six were transported to a local hospital, including one person who was in grave condition, according to the LAFD.

According to the LAFD, high rises in the City of Los Angeles are inspected annually. Barrington Plaza was last inspected in June 2019 and was up to code, says Scott.

The 25-story building had no sprinklers, even though the same building burned almost seven years ago.

According to Scott, Barrington Plaza is one of 55 non-sprinkler-ed high-rises in LA. All of these were built prior to 1974 and therefore the LAFD says they are not required to have sprinklers.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“Arson investigators are still working very closely with the LAPD to determine the cause,” Scott said.

According to LAPD Captain Goddard, there is no link to a separate fire that broke out at a modern sealed high rise office building on the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard earlier Wednesday morning. According to Goddard, that fire, which was extinguished in 40 minutes, was started by a welding accident.

Related Posts

Quench juice bar closed for undisclosed amount of time: Century City, Westwood Beat – February, 27, 2020

February 27, 2020

February 27, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Quench juice bar closed for undisclosed amount of...

UCLA Raises Over $5 Billion

February 27, 2020

February 27, 2020

One of most ambitious campaigns ever by a public university By Chad Winthrop The Centennial Campaign for UCLA, one of...

Edify TV: The Empty Mall

February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

Once considered to be one of the most popular shopping destinations in Los Angeles, a former mall is now being...

Edify TV: Longtime Westwood Bar’s Future

February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

New retail and office space is being built on the site of a former beloved Westwood Village bar. Learn more...

Ramin Nagi coming to the neighborhood! Century City, Westwood Beat – February, 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Ramin Nagi coming to the neighborhood! * Poetry...

Driver Charged With Murder for Driving Wrong Way on 405

February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020

“Horrific night” for first responders By Sam Catanzaro A man faces life in prison for driving the wrong way on...

Up to $50K Reward for Information on Hit and Run

February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020

LAPD seeking the public’s help By Chad Winthrop Los Angeles police are offering up to $50,000 for information to help...

Parking minimums to be removed? – Century City, Westwood Beat – February, 20, 2020

February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Parking minimums to be removed?* Celebrate Fat Tuesday...

Edify TV: Santa Monica Library Porn

February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

A pornographic video of two people having sex in a Santa Monica Public Library branch has gone viral. Learn more...

Edify TV: Westwood Panic Party!

February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

Climate justice through art, advocacy and action went down at the Hammer Museum Panic Party dance for a greener future over the...

Dr. Jane Goodall Coming to UCLA

February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, will deliver the Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership at UCLA’s Royce Hall on April 1, 2020,...

Twiford Foundation gives extremely generous donation: Century City, Westwood Beat – February, 17, 2020

February 17, 2020

February 17, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Twiford Foundation gives extremely generous donation. * GRE...

Office Revolution: Luxury Hotel Meets Modern Home

February 17, 2020

February 17, 2020

By Staff Writer Say “goodbye” to the old doctor’s offices you used to remember. No more old, stained, uncomfortable chairs,...

Mobile Showers for Homeless Individuals Coming to Westwood

February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

Pilot program set to begin By Chole Marie Rivera There will soon be mobile showers at the Westwood Recreation Center...

Burglary is down in some Westside neighborhoods: Century City, Westwood Westside Local Show – February, 13, 2020

February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Burglary is down in some Westside neighborhoods. *...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *