Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Fire Blazes Through Mar Vista Strip Mall

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

A fire erupted in a strip mall on in Mar Vista around 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Los Angeles Fire Department received reports of a fire at 3519 S. Centinela Avenue, which is the address of an attached building that houses several businesses. After 95 minutes of emergency response, the LAFD successfully extinguished the flames around 1:30 p.m. and reported no injury in a statement.

The LAFD described the flames as "stubborn," with 117 firefighting personnel on the scene by 12:50 p.m. Centinela Avenue was shut down during the fire and 945 people lost power in the area, according to CBS. The 9200 square feet building houses seven business that all share an attic, where the blaze originated. The cause for the fire is still unknown.

Support for LAist comes from