6800 Riverdale Road Apartment Fire Video

At about 11:15 am, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 firefighters responded to a report of a fire in an apartment building. First arriving units in the 6800 block of Riverdale Road encountered a 3-story with a terrace level apartment building with smoke showing.

It appears a fire started in a utility room on the terrace level. Workers were using an acetylene torch while working to remove an old boiler. Combustibles ignited in the pipe chase area with fire extending to the upper floors by way of interior walls.

These types of fires are typically work extensive and this was no different. A 2nd Alarm was sounded bringing about 65 Firefighter/Medics to the scene on board over 18 pieces of fire apparatus. It is common for these type of fires to extend directly up to the cockloft /attic area, however, firefighters quickly extended hoslines and opened up the walls on the upper floors to prevent this from occurring.

It required about 30 minutes to knock down the bulk of the fire and another 30 minutes to completely extinguish. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital after suffering respiratory issues. No civilian injuries occurred.

7 apartments will be displaced. 15 adults and 4 children are being assisted by the County Citizen Services Unit and the American Red Cross.

Fire loss is estimated at $20,000.

Text and Video Mark Brady on Youtube

LA City Apartment Fire – North Hollywood

NORTH HOLLYWOOD – A fire in an electrical panel to the rear of a 2 story apartment building sent heavy smoke throughout one first floor unit. LA City Firefighters had to force entry into the affected unit, and there was nobody home at the time of the fire. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation, and DWP was sent to the address to tend to the remains of the panel. It is unknown if any other units were affected by the fire.

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9/11 Timeline Revisited 8:46am-8:57am – Never Forget


At 8:46, the first plane — American Airlines 11 — crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. By 8:57, chiefs from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) had instructed the Port Authority Police Department and building personnel to evacuate the South Tower as well.