Downtown LA

Fire Burns at Fabrics Building in Downtown Los Angeles Area

Firefighters knocked down the major emergency fire in about 90 minutes.

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Firefighters battled flames at a commercial building filled with textiles Tuesday morning in downtown Los Angeles. 

The fire was reported at about 4 a.m.  on Mateo Street near 11th Street. The building contained densely packed rolled textiles piled about 15-feet high, according to the fire department. 

The fire was declared a major emergency about 45 minutes later. More than 100 firefighters responded and knocked down the fire at about 5:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

Details about the business and how the fire started were not immediately available. 

It was the second major fire downtown in four days. A dozen firefighters were injured Saturday when a huge explosion rocked a business south of Little Tokyo.

As of Monday, four of the firefighters remained hospitalized.

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