It took 135 firefighters more than an hour to fully extinguish heavy fire in a vacant one-story commercial building in downtown L.A., early Wednesday morning.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 2:44 AM on January 29, 2020 to 1405 East 15th Street in the Fashion District of downtown Los Angeles, where firefighters arrived quickly to find fire through the roof of a 50-foot by 100-foot one-story commercial.
Firefighters used defensive tactics, surrounding the structure and staffing hose lines around the perimeter. Firefighters weilding rotary saws created openings in large steel doors to allow the heavy water streams to penetrate the building. Ultimately, 135 Los Angeles Firefighters labored intensely for 73 minutes, battling the blaze, before finally overcoming the extreme heat and fire conditions. Firefighters successfully protected the nearby structures, preventing this incident from spreading to the rest of the block. There were no reported injuries. Fire loss to the building is still being tabulated. The cause of the fire remains under active investigation.
Dispatched Units: E14 RA14 RA814 E210 E10 T10 E17 E221 T21 SQ21 BC1 BC11 E203 T3 E3 E4 E13 CM722 E211 T11 E215 T15 E233 T33 EM1 BC18 HR3 E27 UR27 RA27 RA827 UR88 BC5 UR3 E9 T9 E209 AR1 T26 E226 PH1 EA1 BC13 CM21 AR10 AR5 PI2 AR9 E3 T2 E202 E61 T85 E285 E12 HE1 TP1 LD1 LD2 AR1 E14 BC13
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