Early Morning Fire Consumes Industrial Building in Downtown Los Angeles

Friday, May 3, 2024

The Los Angeles Fire Department battled a major emergency structure fire early Friday morning in the Industrial Eastside area of downtown Los Angeles.


The fire was reported at 4:11 AM on May 3, 2024 at 1804 East 8th Street, with fire through the roof of a vacant 8,532 square foot two-story warehouse style building on firefighter's arrival.

A total of 118 LAFD responders under the command of Assistant Chief Melford Beard were involved in the largely defensive firefight, fully extinguishing the stubborn flames in 1 hour and 42 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire, which destroyed the unoccupied building, remains under active investigation.

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