Fire Captain Injured
AN EARLY-MORNING FIRE DESTROYED four businesses in Los Angeles, California, Sunday. The fire was reported around 2 am and when the first units arrived they found heavy smoke coming from a 50' x 100' building that was divided into four occupancies. It is located in the area known for housing many clothing factories and wholesalers.
The incident commander immediately called for additional companies bringing 120 firefighters to the scene. After 45 minutes, the roof was becoming "spongey" and the evacuation was ordered and defensive operations began.
The fire was out after 1hr.-40 minutes. Two of the units were heavily damaged while a firewall kept the loss at the other two units lower.
The LAFD News blog reports that a fire captain suffered a "significant avulsion" to his arm and has been hospitalized.
This video report from KCBS-TV has good fire footage:
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