Two alarms were struck this morning at 5051 Wallingford Drive. Dispatched 5:07 a.m. Engine 19 arriving at a two-story, garden-style apartment building with 10,356 square feet and eight units. Built 1985. Heavy smoke showing from the front of the structure.
Transitional attack to start, then interior operations plus exterior blitz monitors for exposures. Second alarm requested after fire started involving the attic and roof. Crews were withdrawn, and aerial operations started with Ladder 2. Fire was knocked down, and crews reentered building to extinguish.
Controlled 5:58 a.m. Sixteen people were displaced. No injuries. Three pets rescued, with one dog found later found deceased. Cause determined as accidental. Firefighters remained on the scene into the morning.
First alarm: E19, E15, E27, E11, L2, L5, R1, B1, B2; Working Fire: A2, C20, C402; Second alarm: E22, E28, E9, L1, L9, B2; Plus C3. Medical: EMS 7, 64, 1, 15, 5, 64, D1, T1. “B” platoon.