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Early Morning Fire Damages a Textile Business in Downtown Los Angeles

A fire in a textile business in a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning spread to an adjacent building, and more than 100 firefighters were working to extinguish the flames.

Crews responded to the 800 block of South Crocker Street, near Eighth Avenue, about 4:45 a.m. and found a fire outside the building that appeared to spread into the structure, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Crews made their way into the building and found fire burning inside, fueled by stacks of rolled fabric, and the incident commander requested additional resources, Stewart said.

The building houses RB Textiles, Inc., a fabric wholesaler.

Firefighters appeared to have gained the upper hand on the flames within about 40 minutes, but the flames spread to an adjacent building, and the firefighters went into a defensive mode, pouring water onto the outside of the structure to prevent the flames from spreading further.

No injuries were immediately reported.

Source: NBC Los Angeles

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