Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters knocked out a blaze in the carport of a Meridian Avenue residence Thursday after the fire spread to an adjacent 600-square-foot structure and damaged power lines as well as the eaves of a building on York Boulevard immediately to the south.
The fire, to the rear of a house on 5138 E. Meridian St. in Highland Park, was extinguished in about 15 minutes, according to LAFD Capt. Edward Valdez, who was monitoring the scene.
The fire spread to an adjacent structure to the rear of a house on 5132 E. Meridian St. but firefighters contained it fairly quickly.
The first call about the fire came in at 8:35 a.m. and the first unit, from LAFD Station 55 on York Boulevard, was on its way to the scene of the blaze at 8:36 a.m., LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey told Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch. The chief from LAFD Battalion 2 who was at the scene of the fire declared it extinguished at 8:58 a.m., Humphrey said, adding that nobody was injured in the fire.
A vehicle was in the carport at the time the fire erupted, but it wasn’t immediately clear if the vehicle caused the blaze, Humphrey said, adding that the cause of the fire in under investigation.
Forty two firefighters helped extinguish the flames, Humphrey said, confirming that the firefighters were from five LAFD stations—1, 12, 42, 44 and 50.
Eagle Rock Station 42, located on Colorado Boulevard, near Eagle Rock City Hall, was a “rapid intervention company,” Tony Ortiz, a captain at the station, told Patch, adding that four fire engines and three trucks took active part in extinguishing the blaze while an ambulance stood by.