Flames quickly erupted in a one story commercial building filled with heavy fire load doing business as a large fabric wholesaler.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at 6:43 PM on October 14, 2017 of a fire at French Fabric, Inc. located at 1621 S. Soto Street in Boyle Heights. Firefighters quickly arrived to find fire both outside and inside the large commercial building and engaged in an intense battle before flames stretched through the roof and structural compromise forced defensive operations. Nearby businesses were exposed to heavy heat and fire that crews were able to fight back and stop from continuing to spread.
Assistant Chief Antoine McKnight took command of 130 firefighters who extinguished the major emergency blaze in just over two hours with no reported injuries to firefighters or civilians.
The incident is under active investigation and total dollar loss is still being tabulated.
Units Dispatched: E17 RA17 E25 E202 T2 E9 RA209 E210 T10
BC1 BC11 E4 CM22 E221 T21 EM1 BC13 E2 E203 T3 E211
T11 EM13 UR3 HR3 E27 UR88 BC5 RA10 RA11 EA1 E35
T35 E235 E26 E201 T1 SU3 HU59 RA25 RA1 AR1 E12 E63
E226 T26 T33 PI2
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