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Police Take Man Into Custody In Connection To Commercial Yard Fire In Wilmington

WILMINGTON (CBSLA) - A man was taken into custody in connection with a fire that broke out at a shipping container yard in Wilmington today.

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters responded at about 3:10 p.m. to the grass and rubbish fire that was burning near multiple containers in the yard at 1420 Alameda St., near Pacific Coast Highway, according to the department's Nicholas Prange.

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Reports of loud explosions heard near the scene of the fire prompted the LAFD to dispatch a hazmat team to the yard along with 88 firefighters, who kept the fire contained to the yard and doused the blaze by about 4:10 p.m.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged in the fire, Prange said.

LAFD hazmat teams determined the loud sounds reported were tires exploding rather than a more dangerous or toxic substance.

The Los Angeles police department confirmed that a man was arrested in connection with the fire, though his name and the charges he was facing, if any, were not immediately released.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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