Flames Consume Building in L.A.'s Fashion District

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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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