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Video: Fire at #4 20th Ave / Ocean Front Walk

Fire last night at #4 20th, all photos and video courtesy of Venice Paparazzi. Fire was out within 17 minutes of Fire Station 63’s arrival. Man was rescued from balcony. According to the LAFD Alert System, “No FF injuries. 2 civilian patients total. 1  adult male transported to local hospital with minor injuries. 2nd pt, an  adult female treated for minor injuries & released at the scene. Fire  cause is under investigation. ” We spoke with Erik Scott of LAFD, but they are busy handling a blaze in Pacific Palisades at the moment. We will update this post as more details become available.

UPDATE:  From LAFD, here is the timeline.

3:07:27 AM*Structure Fire * 4 E 20th Ave; MAP https://goo.gl/maps/yfnw2; FS 63; Arriving units report a four story apt bldg over parking with smoke showing; Ch:9,12 @ 2:47 AM
3:21:29 AM*UPDATE: 4 E 20th Ave* Knockdown. 46 FF knocked down the fire in 17 min. Fire contained to 1 unit with no extension to the floors above. Fire location corrected to the second floor.
3:59:58 AM*UPDATE: 4 E 20th Ave* No FF injuries. 2 civilian patients total. 1 adult male transported to local hospital with minor injuries. 2nd pt, an adult female treated for minor injuries & released at the scene. Fire cause is under investigation. NFD.
“Firefighters did an outstanding job aggressively battling the flames and extinguishing them in just 17 minutes, before they spread out of control.” – Erik Scott Spokesman

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