Extra Alarm Fire Affecting Multiple Buildings in Boyle Heights Neighborhood, Los Angeles

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Fire through the roof of a bowstring truss building with the fire spreading to connected buildings on 11th Street in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles (ABC7 Los Angeles). YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Los Angeles responded about 2:12 p.m. PT, Monday, September 5, 2022 to a fire in a one-story commercial building with smoke showing at 2853 East 11th Street in southeast Los Angeles. Firefighting operations were initially in an offensive attack, but switched to defensive mode by 2:30 p.m. PT.

Over 35 fire units were assigned to the scene. Defensive mode is defined that all firefighters are fighting the fire from the exterior of main fire building. Firefighters may be in adjacent building checking for extension to the other building or working to prevent extension to other buildings. At least one of the buildings involved with fire has a bowstring truss roof.

Multiple aerial tower ladders and ground ladders are up.

The latest wind report was WSW at 5 MPH at 1:47 p.m. from USC Campus Downtown. Los Angeles is under an Excessive Heat Warning until September 8, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Air temperature at that time was 92°F.

The Boyle Heights neighborhood is one of the city’s most notable and historic Chicano/Mexican-American communities.

Heavy Smoke Emitting From Structure Fire @CitizenApp

2843 E 11th St 2:16:17 PM PDT



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