BRENTWOOD—On Wednesday, September 1, a fire damaged a house without any serious injuries to the owners or firefighters. The fire occurred on 485 Halvern Drive, a two-story single family home of 6,513 square feet.
LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey stated that the fire started at 2:50 p.m. and that 64 Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the Greater Alarm Structure Fire, which included nine companies of Los Angeles firefighters, six LAFD rescue ambulances, one rehab tender, three EMS battalion captains and one battalion chief officer command team and one division chief officer command team.
Firefighters soon learned that a torch being used by the plumber had ignited construction materials and it soon spread to the fully finished third-level attic. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Brentwood fire is categorized as accidental.
Firefighters kept the confided flames on a central portion of the house, and extinguished the fire in 59 minutes. The loss of the fire is estimated at $352,000.