SANTA MONICA—On Thursday, March 22 at 8:56 p.m., officials from the Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 918 22nd Street.
According to a press release Canyon News received from Captain Patrick McNulty, Public Information Officer for the SMFD, the first Engine Company arrived in 5 minutes and 28 seconds and found a vacant one story residential home ablaze. Firefighters used an aggressive interior attack on the fire and searched for victims that may have been trapped inside. There were no individuals inside the home during the fire.
It took 28 Santa Monica Firefighters 19 minutes to extinguish the flames, which destroyed a majority of the structure and came close to a neighboring home. The house was unoccupied for some time and no one was displaced by the fire. One Firefighter was injured during the incident, and was treated on scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.