Firefighters Knock Down Greater Alarm Fire in Van Nuys

A firefighter suffered a non-life threatening injury while battling a greater alarm fire Sunday at a two-story commercial building in Van Nuys, where flames extended through the roof of the structure.

Firefighters dispatched aT 5:12 a.m. near the Van Nuys Airport to 16141 W. Covello St. had the stubborn fire out an hour and 54 minutes after their arrival, said Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The greater alarm blaze forced firefighters into a defensive mode, utilizing "heavy streams to extinguish flames which had extended through the roof," Bastman said.

"The fire was contained to the building of origin and there were no reported civilian injuries," she said. ``One firefighter sustained a non-life threatening injury early in the incident and is good condition. Despite the location being near the Van Nuys Airport, there is no reported impact to aircraft travel at this time."

A cause of the fire was under investigation.

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