Injured FFs reunite with nurses, doctors after Calif. warehouse fire

Eleven firefighters were injured in a warehouse fire in Los Angeles after an explosion forced them to crawl through a fireball to evacuate


By Rachel Engel

WEST HILLS, Calif. — Several firefighters reunited with medical professionals who cared for them after a warehouse fire turned into a mayday call.

FOX 11 reported that five firefighters of the 11 injured in the May DTLA blaze reconnected with medical staff from West Hills Hospital and the Grossman Burn Center and spoke with the media about their injuries and recovery.

Lost Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said firefighters know the job is “inherently dangerous,” and that risk mitigation is key.

“We also know that if people depend on us, their life is in danger, we’re going to do everything we can to save them,” he added.

The cause of the warehouse fire is still under investigation.

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2020 FireRescue1. All rights reserved.