A large structure pallet fire engulfed in a building in Central Almeda, Los Angeles. All the nearby residents were evacuated late Tuesday night and firefighters were called upon the spot immediately, as said by the authorities.
That night, a heavy fire started at a 300 by 500-foot pallet yard in the 1750 block of 57th street around 11 p.m.
According to the Los Angeles fire department, the fire had quickly spread to a structure and threatened at least one home. More than 110 firefighters were called at the incident spot to respond to the fire.
They sprayed heavy streams of water as a defensive measure to stop the blazing flame from spreading.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said, “They are making progress but with dense storage of wood pallets, this fire is burning fiercely and will not be a quick knockdown.” By midnight, a large bulk of the fire was extinguished which was centered in the pallet yard and had almost or completely destroyed the metal structure of the buildings.
But the best news was that the residents had been evacuated by then and no injuries had been reported by midnight.
It’s not clear till now what ignited the fire. The Fire department also said that the downed power lines are an additional hazard firefighter are working around.
Because of the mass spread of fire, arson investigators from the fire department were sent to the incident spot, as reported by the department. All the resources have been made available to cut off the fire as soon as possible.