The fire that engulfed the building and firefighters trying to save other units in the area destroyed a downtown Los Angeles textile business.
Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters responded around 3:42 AM on Sunday to a report about a fire in a structure. “Nice Cap,”Margaret Stewart, spokesperson for the LAFD, stated that the textile company is located at 1325 South Los Angeles Street.
According to the LAFD the two-story building was part of a row commercial businesses along the street.
To reach the interior of the building, firefighters opened multiple rolling steel doors using rotary saws. However, as they tried to reach the largest part, on the second floor toward the back, the fire engulfed the roof, causing a partial collapse.
It was the difficulty of reaching the fire that caused the difficulties. “the quantity of stacked, packed textiles,”According to the LAFD.
After the roof of the building collapsed, crews began to move to defensive operations. They used water streams from the outside to work from the inside. This allowed firefighters to attempt to extinguish the fires within the building.
A total of 134 firefighters eventually knocked down the fire over the course of two hours and four minutes, the LAFD said. Two nearby businesses were spared from the flames.
Investigating the cause of this fire is underway