Official Fire Report
On 11/16/16 at approximately 23:09, LRFA and LCFD7 battled a fatal two alarm fire in LRFA's east battalion late Wednesday night. Two civilian fatalities, five civilians injured. No firefighters were injured during this incident.
Units Assigned: B21 B23 E19 E21 E23 E27 E71 L20 L23 L24 R23 SQ71.
Total Firefighting personnel: 35
It was determined the fire was caused by a faulty electrical heater that started the fire on a third story apartment. Due to old balloon frame building construction, the building was not sprinklered and the fire quickly spread to the attic and to adjacent units. The two occupants of of the unit origin were found deceased. Five other building occupants who were trapped on the third floor and roof were rescued and transported for smoke inhalation and burns. No firefighters were injured during this incident.
Total damage: $877k