Downtown LA

Flames Damage Big Rigs at Downtown Loading Dock

No injuries were immediately reported.

Ferrari Sheppard

Flames Saturday damaged big rigs backed up to the loading dock of a downtown produce business, authorities said.

The fire was reported at 7:19 p.m. at 1661 South Mcgarry St., according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

"Thirty-eight firefighters extinguished fire in the cabs of multiple tractor-trailers in 22 minutes,'' Stewart said. The firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading into the 14,000-square-foot building.

There was smoke inside the produce business, so firefighters called for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, she said.

No injuries were immediately reported, Stewart said.

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