LAFD Battles Major Emergency Structure Fire at Boyle Heights Textile Business

Los Angeles firefighters were battling a large blaze at a commercial building in Boyle Heights on Tuesday evening.

Los Angeles firefighters battle a commercial building fire in Boyle Heights on Jan. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles firefighters battle a commercial building fire in Boyle Heights on Jan. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The fire was reported at 5:16 p.m. at 3701 E. Union Pacific Ave., according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The blaze was declared a "major emergency structure fire," with more than 140 firefighters assigned, she said.

The fire was burning in a largely industrial area about one block south of the 5 Freeway. The two-story commercial building houses a textile business, Stewart said.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed many fire engines responding, surrounding the large building. Smoke was pouring from the structure, which only initially showed a small amount of flames.

Crews were working to save the building amid an "aggressive offensive attack" at the second floor, Stewart said.

The fire was extinguished around 6 p.m. No injuries were reported.

A firefighter cuts into the roof of a burning commercial building in Boyle Heights on Jan. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

A firefighter cuts into the roof of a burning commercial building in Boyle Heights on Jan. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)