A careless worker sparks an explosive fire in a high-rise building. Station 110 leads a full alarm response, assisted by Squad 51. A triage team from Rampart Hospital, led by Dr. Brackett, sets up in a nearby garage. Several workmen and two women - including the fiancée of a paramedic - remain trapped on the 16th floor. A Coast Guard helicopter assists in rooftop evacuation; Dixie and Dr. Early take charge of the many patients at Rampart. A paramedic is injured attempting a rescue, while Gage and DeSoto extricate themselves from a broken elevator. An explosion on the 21st floor injures a fire captain, necessitating a dangerous rescue down an elevator shaft.
Did You Know?
The building on fire is next to Westwood Cemetery off Glendon Avenue. You can see the sign in the episode. It is now Pierce Brothers Memorial Cemetery and has many celebrities buried there. Most notably is Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Farrah Fawcett, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood and many more. See more
A burn pattern from ignitable liquid splashed on the wall by the effects department is visible in the stairwell scenes. See more
References Quincy M.E.