Incident Name: unknown grass fire
Personnel: Andrew A. Lechert
Agency/Organization: Los Angeles Fire Department
Position: Fireman, Engine Company 73
Summary: Lechert, 51, was pulling 50' of 1" booster line at a grass fire in a vacant lot at 18557 Saticoy St. when he collapsed and died of a heart attack.
(from a newspaper article at the LA FD Historical Website)
This incident was almost at the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
18557 Saticoy Street, west of Reseda Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley
A modern appartment building is there now.
- Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Memorial Archive: Andrew A. Lechert
- California Death Index: Andrew A. Lechert
- Los Angeles FD Historical Memorial Archive: Andrew Lechert and Engine Companies 70 & 73 from 1938 and 1939, respectively.
- Buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Chatsworth, CA
Photo credit: Deirdre, Find a Grave
Contributors to this article: Los Angeles Fire Department
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