Three of 186 firefighters who battled a large fire at a fabric warehouse in downtown L.A.'s Arts District for nearly three hours were hospitalized early Monday.
The three were taken to the hospital, two for minor injuries and the other for exhaustion, according to the L.A. Fire Department. No civilians were hurt.
The agency responded to the building operated by wholesaler Payman Fabric at 1915 E. 7th St. just after midnight, Capt. Erik Scott told KTLA. Flames were burning through the roof of the 10,360 square-foot one-story building, which contained a lot of material that burned and caused a partial roof collapse.
Crews managed to prevent the flames from spreading to two adjacent businesses: an arts-and-craft supply business and what appeared to be a paint company, officials said.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation.