Historic South-Central strip mall fire knocked down: LAFD

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Crews were battling a South L.A. structure fire on Nov. 24, 2021. (KTLA)

Crews were battling a South L.A. structure fire on Nov. 24, 2021. (KTLA)

It took firefighters less than half an hour to extinguish a fire in a strip mall in Historic South-Central Wednesday night, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire in the 150-foot-by-200-foot strip mall at 128 E. Washington Blvd. began shortly before 5:30 p.m., the LAFD said in the initial alert.

Known as the Los Angeles Fire for the cross street at Washington Boulevard, the fire reached greater alarm status at 5:42 p.m., the LAFD announced in an update.

Ultimately, 116 LAFD firefighters knocked down the fire in 26 minutes, though “smoldering fire remains in the parts of the building that experienced structural collapse,” the LAFD added.

There were no injuries, the Fire Department said.

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