Scores of Los Angeles Firefighters engaged in a fierce firefight early Monday morning, as flames swept through a business at the south end of the L.A. Arts District.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 12:10 AM on September 9, 2019 to 1915 East 7th Street in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles, where firefighters arrived quickly to discover heavy fire through the roof of a 10,360 square-foot commercial warehouse.
186 firefighters under the command of Assistant Chief McKnight confined the flames to the single fire unit, protecting the neighboring businesses. Firefighters forced entry during an initial fire attack. As the fire quickly grew inside due to a heavy fire load, crews were ordered out of the building to continue the fight from the exterior. While firefighters continued to shower the building from the perimeter, the roof collapsed inward. Ultimately, the fire took 2 hours and 57 minutes to fully extinguish.
Three firefighters sustained injuries during the incident. All were transported to a local hospital, where they were later released and cleared to return to duty.
Fire loss to Payman Fabric, Inc. is still being tabulated. The cause of the fire remains under active investigation.
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BC2 E20 E266 T66 RA4 EM13 E1 E220 T20 CM21 E261 T61 E94 E33
E221 T21 SQ21 RA9 RA25 RA14 E2 E14 E238 T38 E226 T26 RM1 RM4
AR11 RA3 E10 RA1 E15 T12 E212 T29 E229 AR1 AR21 RA17 RA17 AR9
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