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Six Los Angeles Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze

28 Jun 2015, 5:19 pm

Smoke could be seen as far away as West Los Angeles.

LA Fire Fight
Photo: Los Angeles FD

Six Los Angeles Firefighters Injured Battling Commercial Fire In El Sereno. Four of the six that were injured were treated and released at the scene. The remaining two were hospitalized in stable condition.

Crews were called to the scene at 4390 East Valley Boulevard, adjacent to the Metrolink railroad tracks just east of Soto Avenue, and several blocks from the County/USC Medical Center, around 11:30 a.m. local time.

An intensive attack began, with more than 160 firefighters called to the scene. An LAFD spokesperson reported the fire was knocked down after two hours, 35 minutes. Fire officials asked that train operations be halted on the San Bernardino Line Metrolink tracks during the firefight.

Photos & Videos From the Ground

Your #LAFD actively fighting the #ValleyFire. Heavy fire on arrival of first units has now progressed to a defensive operation. 110 #Firefighters making progress on fire and defending exposed buildings. ^MS

Posted by Los Angeles FD on Sunday, June 28, 2015

#LAFD view heading up 100′ aerial ladder to staff the ladder pipe at #ValleyFire. The fight is still on…. ^MS

Posted by Los Angeles FD on Sunday, June 28, 2015

The #ValleyFire fight continues in defensive mode. There are two reported #firefighter medical injuries. One is being transported and one is being evaluated. ^MS

Posted by Los Angeles FD on Sunday, June 28, 2015

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