MASSIVE LA FIRE ENGULFING CITY
BREAKING NEWS – The LA Fire – out of Los Angeles – a MAJOR fire that started at a construction project and now has spread to apartment buildings and skyscrapers. 250 or more firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze.
RT news reports in an article titled “Massive blaze in downtown LA: 250 firefighters, 2 major freeways closed” :
A massive fire has engulfed an apartment building under construction in downtown Los Angeles.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), firefighters were battling the blaze at the corner of Temple and Fremont streets, the Los Angeles Times reports. The LAFD has subsequently tweeted the exact location of the incident.
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The fire apparently broke out in an apartment complex under construction near the four-level freeway interchange junction on the northern edge of downtown. A picture of the site is available on Google Maps . The building was intended to be an upscale residential building with commerical space on the lower level.
LAFD spokesman David Ortiz told the LA Times that some 250 firefighters had been dispatched to extinguish the blaze, which he characterized as “huge.”
Due to the size of the fire and the logistical issues necessary to put it out, the 101 Freeway nearby is closed in both directions, he said. The California Highway Patrol says that transition lanes between the 110 and 101 have also been shut down. No injuries have been reported.
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Social media users in the city have been quick to post pictures of the pillar of fire reaching up into the night sky, with some taking a more ominous interpretation of the blaze.
The cause of the blaze remains unknown.
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