The fire, which was initially reported at 4:48 a.m. on the 1332 block of South 2nd Avenue, left three buildings damaged and nine vehicles totaled in the early morning blaze. LAFD responded to the area to reports of a car fire. Upon arrival, firefighters requested two additional task forces to assist with battling the blaze. Arson was requested to respond to the location for suspicious circumstances. Knockdown was achieved in 53 minutes.
"Update KNOCKDOWN #StructureFire; INC#0200; 5:26PM; 1332 S 2nd Av; ; #ArlingtonHeights; This incident was originally dispatched as an auto fire, which was upgraded to a structure fire. At least nine autos involving three garages/carports were burning, spreading flames to two other buildings. One unit of a two-story center-hallway apartment building (1401 Arlington) and the attic of a one-story single-family home (1335 Arlington) both became involved. It took 71 firefighters 53 minutes to extinguish the flames across the multiple garages/autos and both residential occupancies. The occupants of the single-family home will not be displaced. The occupants of one unit of the apartment building will potentially be displaced (only light smoke made it into the hallway). No reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under active investigation; FS 26; Batt 11; #CentralBureau; Council District 10; AR1 BC1 BC11 BC18 BC5 CM22 E13 E226 E227 E229 E26 E261 E27 E29 E294 E34 E68 EA1 EM1 EM11 HR3 RA26 RA27 RA826 SQ21 T26 T27 T29 T61 T94 UR27 UR88; CH7; 12 13 14; -Nicholas Prange LAFD"