The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a structure fire on 22nd St. at about 5:20 p.m. on May 20.

According to Dale Hallock SMFD PIO/Administrative Captain, firefighters were called to the 500 block of 22nd St. and found that one room in a two-story, single family home was on fire.

Four Fire Engines, one Ladder Truck, a Hazardous Materials Unit, and a Chief Officer Supervisor all responded to the incident.

“Quick work by Firefighters extinguished the fire in approximately 10 minutes. No injuries were reported to civilians or Firefighters, but the fire did result in the residents of the home being displaced,” said Hallock. “The cause of this fire is currently under investigation. This incident took place during a period of high incident activity, coinciding with the first day of Expo line ridership.”


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Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...