Major Emergency Fire Erupts in Boyle Heights

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Photo Credits: 
Rick McClure
Boyle Heights

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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