Fw: Los Angeles Firefighter Killed in the Line of Duty
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From: "Los Angeles Fire Department" <brian.humphrey@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 18:03
Subject: [LAFD] Los Angeles Firefighter Killed in the Line of Duty
Dear Friend of the LAFD,
It is with great sadness that the men and women of the Los Angeles
Fire Department share word of one City of Los Angeles Firefighter
dying this afternoon in the line of duty.
On Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 1:57 PM Los Angeles Firefighters were
summoned to investigate smoke in the 8800 block of South Sepulveda
Boulevard in the Westchester area of Los Angeles - not far from Los
Angeles International Aiport.
While Firefighters were performing their sworn duties, an explosion
occurred, causing injury to two male Firefighters and one civilian.
One of the injured Firefighters later died at the Centinela Freeman
Regional Medical Center, Marina Campus.
The other Firefighter and civilian are being treated at area
As dictated by Fire Department policy, a formal and detailed multi-
agency investigation is underway to determine the exact nature of the
explosion, as well as the precise cause and manner of the Firefighters
The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department thank you for
your kind words and sentiment at this time of overwhelming sorrow and
The latest information about this incident, as well as details
regarding memorial services will be offered via the LAFD News &
Information blog, that can be accessed anytime via LAFD.ORG
Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department
LAFD Home Page: http://lafd.org
LAFD News Blog: http://lafd.org/blog