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Plume of Smoke Over Downtown Area from Huntington Park Food Plant Fire

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Commuters in and around the Downtown Los Angeles area this morning were greeted by a plume of smoke originating from a massive fire at a food-processing plant in Huntington Park. The early-morning blaze was reported at around 5:30 this morning at the Windsor Quality Food Co, with L.A. County Fire responding, according to L.A. Now.

The fire, feeding on the soybean oil inside the plant, is described as stubborn, according to the AP, although a firewall is keeping the flames from spreading to nearby buildings. Only one person has been injured; an employee running from the blaze tripped and injured her wrist. At least 150 firefighters have been sent to battle the fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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