A fire ravaged a commercial building in Wilmington and sent one firefighter to the hospital before the flames were put out Friday morning, Jan. 10, authorities said.
Los Angeles city firefighters were sent to the 1100 block of East Anaheim Street and found a commercial building fully involved with fire, spokesman Nicholas Prange said.
It took 51 firefighters 28 minutes to put out the flames at the 25-foot-by-75-foot structure, he said.
“Firefighters extinguished the flames relatively quickly for the size of the building and the amount of fire, which caused a partial building collapse,” Prange said.
The hospitalized firefighter suffered non-life threatening injuries, but it wasn’t immediately known how he was injured. He was in fair condition, Prange said.
The Department’s Urban Search and Rescue team was on scene assessing the structural integrity of the building and the cause of the fire was under active investigation.