Fire Damages Boyle Heights Metal Firm

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Los Angeles Fire Department battled a greater alarm fire at a Boyle Heights business early Sunday morning.

Los Angeles Police Officers on patrol first noticed the blaze at 1459 South Lorena Street at 2:40 AM on October 19, 2014. They summoned firefighters, who arrived quickly to find fire through the roof of a one-story metal casting firm.

Forcing entry through security gates and rolling steel doors, firefighters extended hoselines to battle heavy flames within the 7,200 square-foot masonry building, before structural compromise of the roof forced their transition to a defensive posture using large hose streams.

Ninety-two firefighters under the command of Battalion Chief Jaime Lesinski prevented fire damage to a pair of adjoining businesses, confining the blaze to the building of fire origin. The flames were fully extinguished in just 61 minutes, and no injuries were reported.

Fire loss to the heavily damaged Barrios Castings Company is still being tabulated. The cause of the fire remains under active investigation.

Dispatched Units: E25 RA25 E2 T2 E202 RA2 E9 T9 EM1 BC1 BC11 E14 E17 E4 E203 T3 DC1 E221 T21 EM11 BC13 E3 UR3 T27 E227 UR88 BC5 E10 RA9 AR1

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