Los Angeles, California – Firefighters worked for over an hour to put out a significant fire at a commercial building in South Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the fire at 911 E. 59th Street around 12:50 p.m., as per their announcement.
More than 80 firefighters responded at the scene
A team of over 80 firefighters was battling the intense blaze, which escalated to a major emergency due to the thick smoke and fire threatening adjacent buildings.
LAFD Public Information Officer Margaret Stewart said, “”There are still numerous smoldering piles and smoke will be visible throughout the overhaul operations. LAFD heavy equipment, including the RS3 Robotic Firefighting Vehicle, are responding to move debris and allow firefighters to ensure all hot spots are out and no smoldering remains.”
Authorities advised motorists to steer clear of the area while firefighting efforts were underway.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
Fortunately, there were no injuries reported in the incident.