Los Angeles, According to the Los Angeles Fire Department: 11 firefighters are injured in a large explosion at a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles last evening drew hundreds of firefighters to the scene.
Update MAYDAY #StructureFire; INC#1073; 6:26PM; 327 E Boyd St; https://t.co/WjQ6oryhNa; #Downtown; An explosion on scene has caused a MAYDAY with approx 10 firefighters down and multiple buildings on fire. This has been upgraded … https://t.co/O5FoQxYNhf
— LAFD (@LAFD) May 17, 2020
The Firefighter department responded to report at a commercial building on East Boyd Street in an area near Little Tokyo at around 6:30 p.m.
The Commerical building quickly turned into a major Flames after the explosion, which left “multiple buildings on fire,” the department said.
Jeff Gorell, Deputy Mayor share a smoked picture on twitter.
Major structure fire downtown LA. Structure Fire; INC#1073; 6:26PM; 327 E Boyd St; https://t.co/uu8N5jLYgg; Downtown; PRELIM: One-story commercial building with smoke showing. Offensive mode. pic.twitter.com/lfunPmrP53
— Jeff Gorell (@JeffGorell) May 17, 2020
“Firefighters have moved to a defensive posture for fire attack, and a medical branch has been created for treating and transporting injured firefighters,” the fire department said in a statement.
There are Over 230 firefighters are now responding to a commercial building.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Mayor of LA shares their thoughts for firefighters on Social Media.
My thoughts are with our brave @LAFD firefighters. Closely tracking this situation as we continue to get more information. https://t.co/uT63AdvHGl
— Mayor Karen Bass (@MayorOfLA) May 17, 2020