SANTA MONICA—A fire was extinguished by officials from the Santa Monica Fire Department at the Gussie Moran Building on Tuesday, April 7.
According to a press release from the Santa Monica Fire Department, after 7 p.m. firefighters responded to a fire at the historical Gussie Moran Building. First responders reported a three-story building to the rear with an exterior fire that was extending to the third floor.
Firefighters made an aggressive offensive attack and knocked down the exterior fire. Interior fire crews found extensions of the fire on the third floor and quickly opened interior walls, knocking down the entire fire within 16 minutes.
A total of five engine companies, one truck company, a Battalion Command team, and 27 firefighters worked together to put out the blaze. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the SMFD.
The Gussie Moran Building was built in 1887 and is located at 1323 Ocean Avenue. It is known for its Victorian style, as well as for being the longtime residence of Tennis champion Gertrude Moran.