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Greater-Alarm Blaze Destroys Commercial Textile Complex In South LA

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) - About 115 firefighters were on the scene of a greater-alarm blaze early Friday that filled the sky with smoke and flames at a textile-filled commercial building in the Central-Alameda area of Los Angeles. The building was also the location of a fire earlier this week.

Two of the businesses burning were believed to be A to Z Textiles and Zohar Garment Suppliers. The structure houses at least two other businesses as well.

The fire was reported at 7:48 p.m. in the 4800 block of South Alameda Street, said the L.A. Fire Department's Margaret Stewart.

The roof collapsed over an 80,000-square-foot complex that adjoined four different buildings, Stewart said.

Firefighters battled the flames from above by training water from hoses on aerial ladder trucks in an effort to protect the adjacent businesses.

The location was also the scene of a fire on Tuesday, Stewart said. The LAFD Arson and Counter-Terrorism Section was already investigating that fire and returned to the scene Thursday.

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

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