Firefighters Battle Explosive Building Fire in Downtown Los Angeles

  • Source: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
  • Published: 06/08/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Over 100 firefighters are battling an explosive fire in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at a three-story building in the 200 block of S. Los Angeles Street, near 3rd Street shortly before 2 a.m. Los Angeles Fire Department says it has declared it a "major emergency" fire, and 150 firefighters are "still in an active firefight." No injuries have been reported. Small popping sounds could be heard in video from the scene, and flames were seen on both sides of the street. A homeless encampment across the street caught on fire, LAFD said. The Red Cross is assisting those that were displaced by the fire, LAFD Public Information Officer Erik Scott said. There are nearby residential buildings but it was not immediately clear if residents were asked to evacuate.


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