Update Major Emergency Structure Fire #KohlerFire Knockdown 02/29/2020 INC#0685

Update #KohlerFire Knockdown Major Emergency Structure Fire; INC#0685; 01:10PM; 743 S Kohler St; http://bit.ly/38bK3Om; Downtown; 140 LAFD Firefighters took just 65 minutes to extinguish heavy fire within a 50' x 100' one-story building among a block-long row of commercial businesses. The fire building only sustained serious damage from at least one explosion that occurred prior to LAFD arrival. The well-coordinated LAFD defensive operations prevented either of two adjacent businesses from sustaining fire damage. The involved business name and contents of the burning building have yet to be determined. A total of three adult male civilian patients, whose affiliation with the site has yet to be determined, have been transported to area hospitals. Two are in critical condition with severe burn injuries, the third has unspecified injuries and was transported in fair condition. Media: LAPD PIO's Captain Branden Silverman and Firefighter David Ortiz are on scene ; FS 9; Batt 1; Central Bureau; Council District 14; Dispatched LAFD Units: AR2 AR21 AR33 BC1 BC10 BC11 BC13 BC14 BC2 BC5 CL1 CM22 E10 E11 E15 E17 E2 E20 E201 E202 E209 E21 E210 E235 E25 E289 E4 E89 E9 EA1 EM1 EM11 EM13 HR3 JT4 PI4 RA10 RA13 RA17 RA209 RA21 RA25 RA4 RA809 RA89 SQ21 T1 T10 T2 T35 T89 T9 UR88 UR89; - Brian Humphrey