LAFD Battles Greater Alarm Blaze at South L.A. Mattress Firm

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It took 103 Los Angeles Firefighters more than an hour Tuesday morning to fully extinguish a stubborn fire at a South Los Angeles industrial property full of dense flammable storage.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at 7:34 AM on June 9, 2015 of a fire at 11627 South Main Street in South Los Angeles. Firefighters arrived quickly to find heavy fire to the rear of and threatening a 170' x 70' one-story metal clad building that housed a mattress refurbishing company, vehicle storage facility and auto body repair shop.

Battalion Chief Michael Castillo coordinated a fierce initial fire attack with handlines, soon transitioning those in his command to defensive operations as the structure began to fail. LAFD crews extinguished the recalcitrant flames in just 78 minutes. No injuries were reported. 

Fire loss to Sleep Perfect Mattress is estimated at $250,000 ($150,000 structure & $100,000 contents). The cause of the greater alarm fire remains under active investigation. 

Dispatched Units: E64 T64 E264 RA64 RA864 E233 E33 T33 EM11 BC13 E46 SQ21 RA833 E65 T21 E221 E26 E266 T66 DC22 EM1 BC11 T5 E205 UR5 RA5 HR56 UR88 BC4 E21 E205 DC32 EM35 FT60 EA1 FT100 RA65 E215 T15 E210 T10 AR2 TP1 LD1 AR9

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