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