A fire broke out in a building in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night. Four members of the Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters team have been admitted to the intensive care unit to control this fire.
The fire has taken place in a closed building which has caught fire after a blast. A team of firefighters was called upon to see smoke coming out of it.
But due to the closure of this building, it has been very difficult to control this fire.
Capt. Of Los Angeles Fire Department. Erik Scott said “The building was locked, so the crews had to use power saws to force their way in.”
“After, on the street you could see the firefighters’ protective equipment had been pulled off – coats burned, parts of helmets melted.”
Major fire in Little Tokyo/downtown Los Angeles at San Pedro and Third. Dangerously close to Skid Row residents, senior and low income housing. Major smoke screen, ash is raining for blocks. pic.twitter.com/s4coh3xbgq
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“The fire truck parked across the street had char on it. The seats in the truck began to burn.”
According to LAFD officials, about 11 firefighters have been injured in this fire so far. According to witnesses, all the firefighters’ coats caught fire and came out of the building burning.