Boyle Heights

Firefighters Battle Flames at Boyle Heights Commercial Buildings

The fire broke out on a day of extreme heat in Southern California.

Firefighters on ladder trucks spray water on a fire in Boyle Heights Monday Sept. 5, 2022.

Over 180 firefighters battled a fire that damaged several Boyle Heights commercial buildings Monday on a sweltering day of extreme heat in Southern California. 

The fire was reported in the 2400 block of East 11th Street in the community east of downtown Los Angeles. Flames burned through the roof of at least one single-story building in an industrial area and generated a tower of thick black smoke that could be seen for miles around.

Firefighters on ladders spray water on a fire in Boyle Heights Monday Sept. 5, 2022.

Firefighters on at least three ladder trucks sprayed water on the fire south of the East LA freeway interchange. The fire appeared to spread to at least two other buildings.

Authorities reported four firefighters were injured during the fire. Three were injured due to downed powerlines and one was injured from falling debris.

Details about how the fire started were not immediately available. 

It was not immediately clear whether anyone was in the buildings.

Afternoon temperatures in downtown Los Angeles were in the mid-90s.

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