LAFD Battles Major Emergency Structure Fire in South Los Angeles

Saturday, April 3, 2021

It took the relentless effort of 170 firefighters more than four hours Saturday, to extinguish a stubborn fire that consumed conjoined structures in south Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 2:19 PM on April 3, 2021 to 8730 South Crocker Street, where firefighters arrived quickly to find  an outside fire that had extended into a 300' x 300' one story row of three or more commercial buildings under what appeared to be a contiguous roof.

Defensive firefighting operations under the command of Assistant Chief Dean Zipperman continued for 4 hours and 4 minutes, until the fire was declared extinguished at 6:23 PM. No injuries were reported.

The expansive structure, initially believed to house only a furniture manufacturing firm, appeared to also contain one or more other firms, including a  large marijuana grow operation. 

The cause of the fire remains under active investigation.

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