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Dispatched to a residence on Maitland Ave for a report of a fire in an exhaust fan

This afternoon shortly before 3pm the members of the Hawthorne Fire Department were dispatched to a residence on Maitland Ave for a report of a fire in an exhaust fan. HPD arrived and confirmed smoke on the 2nd floor.

Dispatched to a residence on Maitland Ave for a report of a fire in an exhaust fan

01/30/2024 – This afternoon shortly before 3pm the members of the Hawthorne Fire Department were dispatched to a residence on Maitland Ave for a report of a fire in an exhaust fan. HPD arrived and confirmed smoke on the 2nd floor. Chief Speranza arrived and reported fire in an exhaust fan extending to the attic. Numerous dry chemicals extinguishers were used to attempt to extinguish the fire but were unsuccessful. A working fire was then transmitted. Companies arrived and stretched an 1 3/4” line to the 2nd floor. The crews pulled down the fan and ceiling around it and extinguished all fire within 15mins. Companies remained on scene to overhaul the area, assist with the investigation, and place tarps over items inside the home from being damaged. Thank you to our HPD, Hawthorne EMS, HFD Auxiliary, HFD Radio Desk, and mutual aid companies who covered the town while we operated at this incident.