Firefighters Fight Fabric Factory Fire

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 10:10 AM gHale


Firefighters battle a fire at a fabric plant in Boyle Heights.

A large fire engulfed a fabric plant in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, CA, officials said.

Los Angeles firefighters got the call to the 1600 block of Soto Street around 6:43 p.m. Oct. 15, where they found French Fabrics, a 300-foot by 400-foot commercial building, engulfed in flames, the department said.

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The fire was burning through the roof and firefighters ended up forced to conduct a defensive operation due to high voltage power lines nearby.

“This is a fabric, textile type of business and they have vast amounts of fire load inside of it,” said David Ortiz with the department. “There was a lot of storage of those materials which meant that the amount of fire that was emitting from this building was too hot for firefighters to stay inside.”

The fire was declared knocked down at 8:58 p.m.



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