SANTA MONICA—On Wednesday, December 13, officials from the Santa Monica Fire Department responded to 425 Marine Street at 4:49 p.m. Firefighters arrived in 4 minutes and 23 seconds to find a 3-story town-home complex with an active fire on the first floor.
According to the press release issued by the SMFD, the building contained 6 units, with each unit being 2 floors plus a loft area. Firefighters fought back the flames and were able to confine and extinguish the fire before it could spread to the upper floors or adjacent units.
The unit where the fire broke out was in the process of being remodeled, and no one was inside at the time of the blaze. Neighbors were able to evacuate and there were no reports of any injuries. Residents of all 6 units of the complex will be displaced for an unknown amount of time due to the fire damaging the buildings electrical feed, and the inability to immediately restore power.
It took 29 firefighters 15 minutes to extinguish the fire. Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department assisted with traffic and crowd control. There were no injuries reported to first responders. The cause of the first is still under investigation.