South-Central Commercial Fire

Firefighters battled a commercial fire with a roof collapse this morning in South-Central Los Angeles.

LAFD resources responded to a reported structure fire this morning at 4:30 a.m. Arriving units reported a 50 x 100 foot single-story commercial building with heavy fire showing through the roof. Initial arriving firefighters requested two additional task forces to assist in battling the blaze.

The following units responded to battle the blaze: AR1 BC1 BC11 BC13 BC18 BC2 BC5 CM21 CM22 E10 E14 E15 E202 E203 E209 E210 E215 E221 E226 E229 E3. LAFD resources continued to battle the blaze for over an hour. The business at the location known as "25 Supply" manufactures clothing supplies and other fabric materials.

Firefighters remained in the "defensive mode" for the majority of the firefight. A partial roof collapse and high voltage lines were hazards which played a factor in preventing firefighters from entering the building. It is unknown at this time if the adjacent buildings were damaged by the extreme heat from the blaze. LADWP was requested to the location for unknown reasons. The cause of the fire was deemed "accidental" per radio traffic (unconfirmed). Knockdown was achieved at 5:58 a.m.

#StructureFire; INC#0160; 4:29AM; 2501 S Main St; http://bit.ly/2z9xrs9; #HistoricSouth-Central; PRELIM: Commercial building 50' x 100', fully involved with fire on all sides. Defensive mode; FS 10; Batt 1; #CentralBureau; Council District 9; BC1 BC11 BC13 BC5 CM22 E10 E14 E15 E203 E209 E210 E215 E226 E3 E9 EM11 HR3 RA10 RA3 RA803 RA810 SQ21 T10 T15 T26 T3 T9 UR3 UR88; CH9; 14 16; - Nicholas Prange

Update #StructureFire; INC#0160; 5:35AM; 100 E 25th St; http://bit.ly/2z9xrs9; #HistoricSouth-Central; Over 100 firefighters are actively battling a Major Emergency structure fire. Companies are continuing to battle the fire from a defensive posture using ladder pipes and large hand lines from the exterior of the structure. The roof has partially collapsed (with no FFs inside at the time). PIO David Ortiz en route to the scene with an ETA of 15 minutes; FS 10; Batt 1; #CentralBureau; Council District 9; AR1 BC1 BC11 BC13 BC18 BC2 BC5 CM21 CM22 E10 E14 E15 E202 E203 E209 E210 E215 E221 E226 E229 E3 E33 E9 EA1 EA2 EM11 EM25 HR3 JT1 RA10 RA14 RA3 RA803 RA810 RT59 SQ21 T10 T15 T2 T21 T26 T29 T3 T9 UR3 UR88; CH9; 14 16 17; - Nicholas Prange

This story is developing. Updates to follow.

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