A fire breaks out at a Boyle Heights commercial building, prompting a massive deployment of LAFD firefighters

BOYLE HEIGHTS, Calif. (KABC) — A massive fire broke out at a Boyle Heights commercial building Monday afternoon, prompting a multi-agency response from more than 180 firefighters.

The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. in a one-story building on the 2800 block of East 11th Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Intense flames quickly burned through the building’s roof, sending a towering column of thick black smoke into the air over the Eastside.

LAFD firefighters attacked the fire on the ground and from multiple aerial ladders. The Los Angeles County Fire Department also responded to the scene.

“All firefighters in defense mode (fighting outside fire),” the LAFD said in a statement at 2:30 p.m. By 4:00 p.m., “five occupancies in this single-story series of commercials” had been burned. At least one of the casts had partially collapsed.

No serious injuries were immediately reported. Three firefighters encountered an electrical hazard and were evaluated by paramedics at the scene, the fire department said, adding that all three appeared to be in good condition.

More than two hours into the firefight, raging flames could still be seen at the scene.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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Laura Coffey

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