Large amount of fire in a commercial structure
Los Angeles County Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Gage Avenue and Atlantic Avenue for a reported commercial building fire.
Engine 165 was first on scene and found a large metal tilt up commercial building with heavy smoke and fire showing.
Firefighters at first went into an offensive posture to attack the blaze but quickly switched into a defensive posture as conditions rapidly deteriorated. As a result, the fire was upgraded to a second alarm.
After a long and hard fought battle, the fire, which later became a 3rd alarm, was knocked down with the use of ladder pipes.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by investigators and other fire department personnel.
Huntington Park, CA – 5/31/21