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At 1228 hours, dispatch sent two engines, one truck, and a squad company to an automatic fire alarm at a multi-story medical building.
The victims and two additional crew members were tasked with conducting a primary search for civilians.
Several members of the ventilation crew verbally reported to each other that the floor was spongy about halfway to the door.
Crews conducted a search for the victims and found them in a back bedroom where they had been overcome by a rapid fire event
The Pump Operator/Engineer had a long history of coronary heart disease.
On July 4, 2002, a volunteer fire chief, a volunteer deputy fire chief, and a career fire fighter died when a residential structure collapsed, trapping them, along with four fire fighters and an officer who survived.
LODD Anniversary: California Captain Fatally Shot, Firefighter Wounded at Apartment Fire Investigation
On June 25, 2018, a 45-year-old career Captain suffered a fatal gunshot wound and another fire fighter suffered a gunshot injury while responding to a fire alarm at a high-rise senior apartment building.
On June 18, 2007, nine career fire fighters died when they became disoriented and ran out of air in rapidly deteriorating conditions inside a burning commercial furniture showroom and warehouse facility.
They felt heat and believed they had fire in the attic above them, so they backed out to regroup at the top of the stairs.
On April 30, 2016, a 20-year-old firefighter died after he ran out of air and became disoriented while fighting a fire in a commercial strip mall.