Knockdown 09/09/2019 INC#0008

Knockdown Major Emergency Structure Fire; INC#0008; 3:03AM; 1915 E 7th St;; Downtown - #ArtsDistrict; It took 186 Los Angeles Firefighters 2 hrs and 53 mins to fully extinguish fierce flames that consumed Payman Fabric, a wholesale fabric firm in the downtown Arts District that occupied a 10,360 square-foot one story building. The relentless rotational effort of LAFD responders spared the two adjoining businesses, an art and craft supply business to the east, and what appears to be a paint firm to the west. Though no civilians were injured, three LAFD members required medical care due to the prolonged battle, including two who were injured, and another who experienced exhaustion. None of the men's injuries or illness was considered life threatening. The trio were taken to the hospital for first care, and were expected to be treated and released. The cause of the fire remains under active investigation. A dollar loss from the blaze is still being tabulated.; FS 17; Batt 1; Central Bureau; Council District 14; Dispatched LAFD Units: AR1 AR11 BC1 BC11 BC13 BC18 BC2 BC5 CM21 CM22 E1 E14 E17 E2 E20 E201 E202 E203 E209 E21 E210 E211 E215 E220 E221 E226 E238 E25 E261 E266 E29 E3 E33 E4 E9 E94 EA1 EM1 EM11 EM13 HR3 PI1 RA14 RA17 RA209 RA25 RA3 RA4 RA803 RA9 RM1 RM4 SQ21 T1 T10 T11 T15 T2 T20 T21 T26 T3 T38 T61 T66 T9 UR3 UR88; - Brian Humphrey