SOUTH BOYLE HEIGHTS - A tenacious effort by one hundred firefighters spared the bulk of a South Boyle Heights metalworking shop on Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 8:23 PM on June 19, 2012, to find fire through the roof of a 75' x 40' one-story industrial building at 1465 South Lorena Street in South Boyle heights, which housed multiple metalcrafting businesses under a single metal roof supported by wood-frame and stucco walls.
Despite intense flames reaching skyward and threatening adjacent firms, Los Angeles and City of Vernon firefighters worked side-by-side to skilfully confine the greater alarm blaze to the structure of fire origin, preventing it from consuming any more than one-third of the building.
The fire was extinguished in just 45 minutes, and no injuries were reported.
Fire loss has been estimated at $100,000 ($75,000 structure & $25,000 contents). The cause of the blaze was determined to be an electrical issue near an interior power panel.
Dispatched Units: E2 T2 E202 RA2 E9 T9 RA9 E14 EM1 BC1 BC11 E10 E25 E17 E4 E210 T10 DC1 SQ21 E201 T1 EM13 BC2 UR3 T27 E227 E27 RA27 UR88 BC5 RA3 RA803 T3 E203Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department