UPDATE: Kitchen fire at apartment in 5600 block California SW

(WSB photo)

10:11 PM: A large “fire in building” response is arriving at an apartment building in the 5600 block of California SW. More to come.

10:21 PM: Sorry the website jammed up for a bit. This is a kitchen fire, per scanner, and already “tapped.” One person has been taken out of the unit where it happened but is NOT reported to be seriously hurt.

(Photo sent by Ben Maldonado)

10:30 PM: Some of the units are already being dismissed since it turned out to be a small fire. Whenever a fire is reported in a residential building – and this was initially reported to have generated a lot of smoke inside the building – a large response is sent, as it could be a matter of life or death to send too few units and have to add more later, rather than to have too many and have to cancel some.

10:34 PM: Our crew at the scene confirms that no one was seriously hurt and that it was a kitchen fire, albeit a very smoky one. The units on scene will continue to clear out and California SW should get back to normal within a half-hour or so, SFD tells us. And we’ve confirmed the log address is correct, 5656 California SW – the building’s name is Green Acres.

12 Replies to "UPDATE: Kitchen fire at apartment in 5600 block California SW"

  • ConcernedNeighbor April 6, 2017 (10:22 pm)

    So many sirens.  I hope everyone is okay.

  • Marmar April 6, 2017 (10:45 pm)

    The large response is due the fact it’s is a ” multi-family” building. Not residential. Plus it’s much easier to cancel units, then get them


    • WSB April 6, 2017 (10:55 pm)

      We simplify the explanation and add it proactively, as invariably people ask. Also included in our use of the term “residential” is the single-family-house response, which also is initially sizable.

  • Deb April 6, 2017 (10:55 pm)

    Thank you WSB for your excellent coverage as well as the reminder about large response protocol. 

  • JanS April 6, 2017 (11:50 pm)

    Always loved the name of that place :) Glad it was small, and no one hurt

  • 1907 April 6, 2017 (11:52 pm)

    Right after I heard all the sirens, I came to WSB and was not surprised to already see a post. And the subsequent explanation was enlightening. You guys do an incredible job.

  • Lola April 7, 2017 (5:14 am)

    Thank you WSB for keeping us informed.  I was just getting ready for bed when I heard the helicopters, then the sirens. Glad it was not serious and that nobody was hurt. 

    • WSB April 7, 2017 (7:51 am)

      The helicopter was not related to the fire – SFD has none, and TV helicopters only fly at night if there is some huge special event (New Year’s fireworks, for example). Just happened to be passing.

  • Swede. April 7, 2017 (5:22 am)

    Heard the massive response to last night. Glad it wasn’t anyone seriously hurt. 

    Knew WSB would be the place to get info now in the morning! Fantastic job covering everything going on in our neighborhoods! 

  • momosmom April 7, 2017 (7:30 am)

     Image result for green acres tv showI’m glad no one was hurt in that fire, they’re scary! And as JanS said “love that name!      Oh Oliver…

  • KBear April 7, 2017 (7:37 am)

    Marmar, “residetial” means people live there. Use of the word is not restricted to single family houses, as you seem to imply. WSB was correct in their terminology.  

  • E April 7, 2017 (8:42 am)

    I heard the sirens and turned to the blog to find out what was going on. So thankful no one was hurt. I was trying to send good vibes for the safety of everyone involved.  Fires are so scary. 

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