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6 Firefighters Injured Battling Commercial Fire In El Sereno

EL SERENO ( — Six firefighters were injured while battling a fire at a single-story business in El Sereno Sunday.

Crews were called to the scene at 4390 East Valley Boulevard, adjacent to the Metrolink railroad tracks just east of Soto Avenue, and several blocks from the County/USC Medical Center, around 11:30 a.m.

An intensive firefight began, with more than 160 firefighters called to the scene.

A LAFD spokesperson reported the fire was knocked down after two hours, 35 minutes. Crews were still trying to cool off the building into the evening amid concerns of a collapse.

A total of six firefighter injuries were reported. Four of those injured were treated and released at the scene. The remaining two were hospitalized in stable condition.

Fire officials asked that train operations be halted on the San Bernardino Line Metrolink tracks during the firefight.

Smoke could be seen as far away as from West Los Angeles, according to City News Service.

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