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Fire Debris Assessment 1040 & 1042 South Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, California 90015 “Your timing has been more than impressive, the property owner himself was only notified of the fire two hours ago. ” On June 6, 2008 at 4:50am, Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) arrived at a fully engulfed warehouse fire in the Garment District of Downtown Los Angeles. The affected City streets were closed as the firefighters fought the fire for over two hours. During the remainder of the day, firefighters at the property put down flare-ups and removed smoldering debris from the structure. By 6:00pm, all of the debris removed from the structure was stockpiled on South Los Angeles Street and in traffic lanes. LAFD then turned responsibility of the site and debris over to the property owner. Chief Ron Lem, Andersen Environmental project specialists arrived onsite at 2:00pm and began collecting samples of the soaked charred debris. The samples were then couriered to a local State Certified asbestos laboratory. The sample analysis was complete at approximately 1:00am while Andersen Environmental was communicating directly with AQMD Staff as well as preparing the required disposal handling protocols and paperwork. Due to the quick response and considerable experience of Andersen Environmental, clearance to remove the debris was given and the street was again open to traffic by rush hour the following morning. LA Fire Department Event Details: • Fire burned a two story building with 10 retail spaces resulting in 314 tons of fire debris. “Your actions of making sure all the debris is gone in the morning before the morning commute shows your commitment to the project.” Richard Tambara, AQMD • 175 Fire Fighters responded; extinguishing the blaze at 6:42am. Challenges / Accomplishments: • A debris pile the height of a two story building on South Los Angeles Street in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. • Sample analysis and AQMD approval for the removal of 314 tons of debris within 24 hours.