Three Firefighters Hurt Battling Large Fire at Commercial Property in Carson

The fire started a storage area containing wooden pallets and sent a column of smoke into the air south of downtown Los Angeles.


Three firefighters were injured battling a large commercial property fire Thursday that burned for more than eight hours in Carson.

Two of the firefighters were treated at the scene. The other was hospitalized.

Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles around southern Los Angeles County as it burned Thursday afternoon at a sprawling commercial property in Carson.

Firefighters were still extinguishing hot spots in the rubble early Friday morning.

The fire began in a wooden pallet yard in the 16000 block of South Avalon
Boulevard in the community about 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Flames raced between warehouse-type buildings and appeared to have damaged some structures at the corner of East Alondra Boulevard and South Avalon Boulevard.

Businesses in the area were evacuated.


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Several truck trailers or shipping containers near a loading dock also appeared to have burned. Firefighters said some of the containers and crates on the property might contain rubbing alcohol.

Nearby streets were closed.

About 100 firefighters responded to the site. At least two ladder trucks were positioned on two sides of the fire with firefighters spraying water from atop the ladders.

It was not immediately clear how the fire started.

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