be a long and challenging battle for the firefighters.
A massive fire broke out in an industrial warehouse in Commerce on Friday, resulting in a three-alarm response from the LA County Fire Department.
The fire is believed to have originated in a textile warehouse, which was completely destroyed by the flames.
The building, measuring approximately 16,000 square feet, was engulfed in thick smoke that could be seen from afar.
Fortunately, there were no reported injuries as there was no one inside the building when the fire started.
However, the warehouse contained a lot of combustible material, including cardboard displays and bomb boxes, which made it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the blaze.
As a result, they resorted to the “surround and drown” technique, focusing on keeping the fire contained within the walls of the building and preventing it from spreading to other nearby structures.
The fire was still burning several hours after it started, and it is expected to continue for some time.
The downtown LA area near Maple Avenue off-ramp from the eastbound 10 was closed for at least two hours.