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Photos: Almost An Entire City Block Went Up In Flames Last Night
Firefighters battled a blaze early Wednesday morning that almost burned an entire city block in South L.A.
The 3-alarm fire broke out sometime around 1 a.m. inside a business on the 5700 block of South Hooper Avenue near Florence, reports theL.A. Times. The fire then quickly spread to other buildings on the block, soon burning ten businesses and two homes on the block as over 250 firefighters from L.A. County battled the huge fire.
12 businesses damaged in large commercial fire in Florence http://t.co/7g7es1tTKp @ABC7JohnGregory has more at 530am pic.twitter.com/b4UcFPqzwB— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) October 7, 2015
Despite the close proximity of the buildings and one of the businesses containing highly flammable materials for furniture manufacturing, firefighters were able to tackle the fire in about an hour and a half, according to ABC7.
#HooperFire 5800 BLK of Hooper #Florence Greater Alarm Fire approx 250 Firefighters with @LAFD 📷 by OnsceneTV pic.twitter.com/yGXEMTpBSl— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) October 7, 2015
Six people were displaced from one home located in the back of a businesses, while the other was vacant. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, but no other injuries have been reported.
Almost an entire city block burns in South L.A. - @chrisburrous reports http://t.co/u4Lablwnye pic.twitter.com/VsUUtuywLX— KTLA (@KTLA) October 7, 2015
Hundreds of Los Angeles City&County firefighters continue to battle a commercial building fire in the South LA area. pic.twitter.com/YTkypPsKOM— Irfan Khan عرفان (@latfoto) October 7, 2015
Firefighters were also able to pull two dogs—Gato and Shakira—safely from the fire.
Gato and Shakira are both doing well after being rescued by Fire Fighters. #ABC7 #thebumblesnot pic.twitter.com/KPX9TMfcPk— John Gregory (@abc7johngregory) October 7, 2015
The aftermath of the blaze—which is being referred to as the #HooperFire—was caught on Periscope by L.A. County firefighters and also shared on social media.
Los Angeles County firefighters investigate and mop up multiple biz buildings fire in the South LA area. pic.twitter.com/K4tm1yel8z— Irfan Khan عرفان (@latfoto) October 7, 2015
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