Six Los Angeles Firefighters Injured Battling Commercial Fire In El Sereno
A total of six firefighter injuries were reported. Four of those injured were treated and released at the scene. The remaining two were hospitalized in stable condition.
LAFD Twitter tweets: #ValleyFire
2of2: 4 treated & released on scene. 2 transported in stable condition. Resources will remain on scene for extended period to overhaul fire— LAFD (@LAFD) June 28, 2015
1of2:KNOCKDOWN #ValleyFire achieved at 2hrs 35 mins. Intense fight under difficult conditions. Total of 6 reported FF medical injuries.— LAFD (@LAFD) June 28, 2015
Crews were called to the scene at 4390 East Valley Boulevard, adjacent to the Metrolink railroad tracks just east of Soto Avenue, and several blocks from the County/USC Medical Center, around 11:30 a.m.
An intensive attack began, with more than 160 firefighters called to the scene.
A #LAFD spokesperson reported the fire was knocked down after two hours, 35 minutes.
Fire officials asked that train operations be halted on the San Bernardino Line Metrolink tracks during the firefight.
Smoke could be seen as far away as from West Los Angeles, according to City News Service.