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Large Fire Rips Through Commercial Textile Business In Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A fire tore through a large commercial textile business in downtown Los Angeles early Friday morning, just hours after another massive blaze torched a commercial complex housing textiles in South L.A.

Large Fire Rips Through Commercial Textile Business In Downtown LA
A fire burns at a commercial textile building in downtown Los Angeles. Nov. 26, 2021. (CBSLA)

The blaze was reported at 3:26 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Tarleton Street.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, it appeared to have started as a large outdoor fire which spread to the building.

The flames were so large and extensive that crews were forced to take a more defensive position, the fire department said. It took more than 115 firefighters approximately one hour and 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze.

The bulk of the fire was held to the main building, with two adjoining buildings sustaining exterior damage, LAFD reported. Crews were able to keep the flames from spreading to the inside of both those buildings.

There was no word on what may have caused the fire. One firefighter was taken to a hospital with a minor leg injury.

Crews were expected to remain on scene all morning conducting overhaul operations, the fire department said.

This also comes after another large fire ripped through a commercial complex in South L.A. Thursday night which also housed textile businesses. There were no reported injuries in that fire. The cause is also under investigation.

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