Los Angeles city firefighters Tuesday extinguished a major emergency fire that raged in a commercial building in Glassell Park for more than seven hours but caused no injuries.
More than 150 firefighters responded to the fire, which was reported at 5:20 p.m. Monday in a two-story L-shaped building at 3501 N. San Fernando Road, according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Located at that adress is Palace Party Rental, which, according to the company’s website, rents tables, chairs, tents, canopies, dance floors, china, flatware, linen and bars.
Electrical wires were down, causing a hazard to firefighters near the business, and a collapse zone was identified due to the potential of a wall collapse, prompting firefighters to fight the blaze defensively — from the exterior, Bastman said. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and SoCal Gas were notified, she said.
“Just adjacent (to the) building to the left was a medical supply store full of oxygen tanks,” Captain Erik Scott told ABC7. “So if the fire were to reach them it could have been much worse.”
A knockdown was declared at 12:40 a.m., Bastman said.
The Glendale Fire Department assisted in the firefight.
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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