Breaking News!!: Westlake District, CA: High rise office building fire.
A high rise office building located on the 1500 block of West Olympic Boulevard near Union Avenue in Westlake District, California.
** Picture Credit: Chief Terrazas (Twitter Username: @LAFDChief): **
The fire was reported to have started at about 7:45pm PT on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 and was reportedly occupied.
According to the Los Angeles City Fire Department, the fire is confirmed to be on the 5th floor of the high rise office building with people trapped inside.
Over 170 fire department firefighters are battling this fire on the upper floors of a 6 story office building which is a 66,000 square foot office building that is mostly devoted to medical offices and was built in 1956.
A person has been reportedly evaluated for injuries.
Some victims were seen from news helicopter videos being rescued from a window and were taken down to safety by a large fire department ladder truck.
According to the Los Angeles City Fire Department, as of 9:00pm PT, fire department firefighters
took 81 minutes to fully extinguish this fire and a civilian suffered non-life threat injury in this fire.
A fire department firefighter was also treated for unknown injuries due to this fire.
White smoke is seen coming out of the top floors of the office building where earlier was black smoke seen.
Streets remain closed around the office building.
The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.
Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.