Engine Companies 49, 38, 53, 36 and Truck Company 48 all from the
Wilmington-San Pedro area, who responded on the First Alarm, aided by Engine
Company 7, 45, 46, 50, 58, 66, Truck Company 4, who responded form Los
Angeles on a greater alarm, laid large amounts of 2 1/2" hose from
By taking hand lines to the roof and using various types of cellar nozzles
under the burning wharf, they attacked the fire from above and below.
Boat Tender No. 2 using lines from hydrants was backed through a fire door
at the center of Berth 154 where, with the aid of a portable monitor,
succeeded in stopping the fire from inside the burning warehouse.
The fire was brought under control by 6:30 a. m. after more than four hours
of HARD fire fighting. At about 8:00 a. m. overhauling operations were
started, with the Los Angeles Companies remaining at the fire and the Harbor
Companies "picking up" and returning to Quarters.