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Los Angeles Firefighters Battle Major Emergency Structure Fire in Chinatown

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Chinatown - Scores of Los Angeles firefighters battled an early morning blaze at a commercial building in Chinatown.

At 12:35 AM, on January 11, 2017, LAFD firefighters responded to a Structure Fire at 1417 N Main Street.

Firefighters arrived to find an unoccupied one-story commercial building, doing business as Hocean Food Corp, with heavy smoke showing. Additional firefighters were requested, as flames quickly burned through the roof and exposed an adjacent building. Firefighters began a defensive operation, pouring water from the exterior.

The Incident Commander warned firefighters that portions of the structure (C and D sides) were showing signs of possible collapse and ordered firefighters to remain 20' from exterior walls. The Department of Building and Safety was requested to determine structural integrity.

Approximately 75  firefighters, under the command of Assistant Chief Timothy Ernst, fully extinguished the Major Emergency Structure Fire in one hour and eight minutes.

No one was injured. The cause of the early morning blaze remains under investigation by the LAFD Arson Section.

Dispatched Units: E201  T1  RA801  RA1  E9  T9  E209  BC1  E4  E203  E3  T3  CM22  E2  T2  E202  EM1  BC11  HR56  T27  E227  E27  UR27  RA27  RA827  UR88  BC5  RA9  RA209  EM11  EM9  CM21  EA1  AR1. (© Photos via )

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