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

Share This


Garment District Fire Takes 2-Story Building

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

A fire broke out early this morning in Downtown. KCBS has some video:

Nearly 150 firefighters Thursday morning knocked down a blaze that engulfed a two-story commercial building in the garment district of downtown Los Angeles. Firefighters poured water onto the blaze from street-level and from above as flames and black smoke shot into the morning sky, barely a half-mile east of the Staples Center.

Authorities report no one was hurt in the fire, which broke out shortly before 5 a.m. (in a building on South Los Angeles Street near East Olympic Boulevard). Within an hour, firefighters had made significant progress knocking down the flames.

The Los Angeles Fire Department considered the blaze a "Major Emergency Structure Fire." It took One hour and twenty-two minutes to knock down.

Photo by digitalshay via Flickr