Arrival video by firelensman of a vacant church and commercial building burning in Los Angeles. Here's part of the description with the video:
Task Force 33, Engine 46, Engine 57, Engine 21 Battalion 13 first on scene on the 5900 block of South Figueroa Street had heavy smoke pushing from a row of vacant one story commercial buildings including a vacant church. Firefighters quickly laid lines and attacked the fire with handlines, having the bulk of fire under control in 30 minutes.
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Lt. Ryan McGovern of Boston Fire Department's Engine 28 is recovering from burns after he fell partially through the floor of a single-family home at 14 Pond Circle in Jamaica Plain around 1:00 Wednesday morning. Above is the radio traffic from Boston Fire Communications during the mayday that was called when Lt. McGovern activated his emergency alert button. Lt. McGovern was able to self-rescue and walked out on his own. He has second and third-degree burns on his thigh and third-degree burns on his left hand and wrist. Lt. McGovern was discharged from the hospital and is reported home for Thanksgiving.
After crews knocked down much of the fire, McGovern was venturing into the dark with a thermal-imaging camera when he suddenly heard “crack, crack” — and crashed through the floor. He kept himself from plummeting into the basement by gripping with his hands and legs, even as embers burned him.
“I knew I was in a bad spot, and to be honest, I didn’t think I was going to come out of the hole,” he said. “I thought I was going to end up in the basement.”
McGovern made a mayday call on his radio, but got no response. He then pressed an emergency alert button on the radio, deploying a rapid intervention team.
Despite being laden with 50 pounds of gear, McGovern managed to pull himself out before the rescue team arrived. He carefully walked out, careful to make sure there were no other weak spots in the floor.
Video from firelensman of a house fire on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California. Here's some of what he posted with the video:
It took Los Angeles Firefighters close to 40 minutes to knock down a blaze that destroyed the attic of a one and two story house on the 2200 block of Virginia Road in the Mid-City / Lafayette Park district of L.A. Firefighters first on scene had smoke showing from the attic of the house and ventilated the roof. Firefighters also went to work protecting exposures, extinguishing the flames with several handlines.