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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Four firefighters were injured in a fight to extinguish a large warehouse in Carson

Fire0 September Four firefighters were injured in a massive 3-alarm fire at an industrial complex in Carson, California.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LAFD), the blaze began around 2 a.m. Thursday and an estimated 200 firefighters were deployed to the scene, with an additional 12 fire engines and 5 paramedic squads at the scene to assist firefighters.

“Right now, we have four injuries to report, all minor injuries. Two of the injured were taken to a local hospital but again all injuries were minor. The condition of those people is stable. After our medical staff checked in at the scene, two of them actually returned to work, ”LAFD spokesman Jonathan Matheny told The Epoch Times.

Officials said the official cause of the fire was still under investigation.

Matheny explained that the burning building was a distribution facility that was filled with palletized cardboard boxes and highly flammable alcohol wipes, and that there were laws to prevent and prevent fires in commercial structures. Commercial buildings are regularly inspected by fire department personnel as well as the Bureau of Fire Prevention.

At around 8pm on Sept0, the LAFD posted on Twitter: “Despite significant winds and a heavy fire load, palletized cardboard boxes (including highly flammable alcohol wipes), firefighters were able to prevent significant damage to 11 nearby businesses, which was severe. Was given. ”

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Firefighters spent the night in active fire monitoring facilities, Matheny explained. The fire was still active until October 1, and firefighters were expected to put out all hot spots by Friday evening.

Some residents have been voluntarily evacuated from a nearby mobile home park due to a power outage. Matheny made it clear that firefighters had to cut off power to the surrounding area in order for them to work safely without electrical interference. Matheny added that power is expected to be restored on October 1st.

After hours of attacking the fire, firefighters made significant progress and were able to prevent damage to 11 businesses in the vicinity that were threatened by the fire.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, who represents the second district, including Carson, posted on Twitter at 5 p.m. Thursday that his office contacted the Los Angeles County Fire Department and confirmed the fire was already under control. He urged nearby residents to stay indoors and close their windows.

On the same day, another large fire broke out in El Sereno and an estimated 146 firefighters were on the scene to put out the blaze.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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