An accidental fire that was apparently caused by construction-related activities at a condominium complex on the Marina Peninsula Wednesday, October 21st resulted in approximately $200,000 in damage to the building and its contents, fire officials said.
No injuries were reported and no one was displaced by the fire, which was reported at 9:38 a.m. at 3817 S. Ocean Front Walk in the Marina Peninsula, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
Approximately 89 Los Angeles firefighters, one county Fire Department company, two rescue ambulances, two arson units and one urban search and rescue unit were called to the three-story beachfront condominium complex regarding a greater alarm structure fire, Humphrey said.
Firefighters initially saw smoke coming from one of three attached units and were met by construction workers who had been renovating the one unoccupied dwelling.
The firefighters then began a well-coordinated attack on the flames, which had taken ahold of walls on the ground floor parking area and extended vertically to the attic above, Humphrey said. Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras as well as strategic vertical ventilation to greatly minimize the horizontal spread of the fire, sparing the two adjacent homes, Humphrey said.
The blaze was extinguished in just 34 minutes.
Damage to the 36-year-old wood and frame stucco building has been estimated at $150,000 to the structure and $50,000 to the contents, Humphrey said.