Structure Fire - Tarzana, CA
19642 W Friar St
(investigator) Battalion Chief Wordin
Baddboyfilms News, October 26, 2017 @5:51pm
Structure Fire 19600 block of Friar Street in Tarzana Raw Footage
Carport Fire reported along the 19600 block of West Friar St. East of Corbin Ave.
The fire broke out Thursday evening at 5:25pm in the carport of a single-family dwelling on the 19600 block of West Friar Street in the southern part of Tarzana, CA. The fire extended through the eastern side of the neighboring yard, which was separated by a cinder block wall.
There is a over-grown tree that is growing in this carport and that ignited into a ball of flame, shooting flames upward and igniting the neighbor’s plastic garden sheds which were constructed between the block wall and their house. As flames extended up their walls, it burned up the plastic, billions of black dense smoke could be seen as far as Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Erwin St. at the Westfield Village at Topanga as the house wall caught fire and the orange flames traveled into the attic of the front rooms in the home after licking it’s outside roof for a few minutes. The tree was fully involved which had heated the roof from the outside while flames licked the edges and fire finally entered the home’s attic tearing through their home in a partial area of the house, authorities said. No news into the cause of this fire and the how the fire started is still under investigation. Witnesses told Battalion Chief Andrew Wordin that they didn’t know what caused the fire. They said they heard popping sounds and came out to see. They noted their power in one house shutting down. They didn’t know what was going on till they saw the orange flames, said a homeowner who wants to remain anonymous. .
LA Firefighters had to cut large holes into the roof to ventilate the fumes and smoke caused by this structure fire. The homeowners were upset that they just lost their home to fire but they were lucky to of walked away alive to safety. Over 40 Los Angeles Firefighters with a Fire Chief from BC17 and a Battalion Chief from BC17 and many LAFD Paramedics were on standby incase a firefighter or anyone got hurt on scene and needed transportation to a local hospital. Lucky all the children were not hurt and made it out of their homes safely. Baddboyfilms News was on scene.
Incident type: Fire originated outside, involving a carport at a single family dwelling. Fire extended into the exposed single family dwelling, including the attic. No injuries reported.
Location: 19600 block of Friar St.
Date/Time: October 26, 2017, Thursday, 5:25pm
Injuries reported: None
Type of structures: two neighboring single family dwellings in a residential zoned neighborhood.
On scene: EM17 Fire Captain Holt , RA72, RA73, RA93, T105, T93, CM12, CM42, BC17 Battalion Chief Andrew Wordin, E293, E305, E273