Fire broke out at a shipping container yard in the Wilmington area Wednesday, but no one was injured.
Los Angeles Fire Department units responded at about 3:10 p.m. to the grass and rubbish fire that was burning near multiple containers in the yard located at 1420 Alameda St., near the Pacific Coast Highway, according to the department’s Nicholas Prange.
Reports of loud explosions heard near the scene prompted the LAFD to dispatch a hazmat team along with 88 firefighters, who kept the fire contained to the yard and doused the blaze by about 4:10 p.m.
No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged, Prange said.
LAFD hazmat teams determined the loud sounds reported were tires exploding rather than a more dangerous or toxic substance.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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