Flames Damage Two Buildings in South Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
More than a hundred firefighters from two agencies worked collaboratively near the Los Angeles City / County border early Wednesday, to confine fast moving flames to a pair of unoccupied businesses. 

The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at 3:55 AM on November 14, 2018 of an outside fire near 818 East Florence Avenue in the Florence area of south Los Angeles, where firefighters arrived quickly to find flames had extended to a pair of commercial buildings, including a one story automotive business, and a nearby two story structure. 
One hundred-ten Los Angeles Fire Department personnel, were soon joined by a complement of Los Angeles County Fire Department responders, all under the command of LAFD Assistant Chief Antoine McKnight; using defensive tactics to confine the intense fire to the two unoccupied structures, extinguishing the flames in just 49 minutes. 
There were no injuries.
Fire loss is still being tabulated. The cause of the major emergency fire remains under active investigation. 
Dispatched LAFD Units: BC1 BC11 BC13 BC18 BC4 CM22 E14 E203 E21 E210 E221 E233 E264 E266 E46 E57 E65 E66 EM13 HR3 RA21 RA33 RA57 RA803 RA833 SQ21 T10 T21 T3 T33 T64 T66 UR3 UR88 PI3
Dispatched LACoFD Units: BC13 BC3 E157 E16 E163 E41 E5117 Q147 Q164 S16
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