More than 120 Los Angeles Firefighters battled an intense blaze in a downtown school district warehouse Thursday afternoon, preventing flames from causing injury or spreading to nearby buildings.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 1:54 PM on October 3, 2019 by a 9-1-1 caller reporting a fire within a structure at 1425 South San Pedro Street in the Fashion District of downtown Los Angeles. LAFD crews arrived quickly to find a 250' x 100' L-shaped one story Los Angeles Unifed School District warehouse already well involved with fire.
Firefighters mounted a fierce interior offense against the fast moving flames, but were driven back in ten minutes time by intense fire and structural compromise that rendered the structure untenable.
With a well-coordinated transition to defensive operations that prevented injury or damage to adjacent structures and vehicles on the property, the contingent of 123 Firefighters under the command of Deputy Chief Phillip Fligiel skilfully confined the fire to structure of origin, extinguishing the flames in just 52 minutes. The LAUSD warehouse was not located near a school, and no students were on the site.
Fire loss to the warehoue building is still being tabulated. The cause of the major emergency fire remains under active investigation.
Dispatched LAFD Units: E10 T9 RA9 RA810 E14 E17 E203 T3 SQ21 BC1 BC11 E11 BC18 CM22 E210 E209 E3 E20 E221 T21 E202 T2 EM1 UR3 HR3 RA803 T27 UR88 BC10 BC5 E21 E13 AR1 E4 E226 T26 E233 T33 RM2 CM21 RA10 PI4 PI3 PH1 EA1 RT59 CE59
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