Huntington Park, CA

Three-alarm warehouse fire in Huntington Park

-Ellie-

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Shortly before 9 pm on Monday a warehouse fire was reported at Salt Lake Ave and Gage Ave in Huntington Park.

Citizen app user video showed a large amount of smoke in the area and emergency units on the scene. A heavy presence of emergency vehicles arrived on the scene minutes later.

Firefighters at the scene confirm heavy smoke and fire showing.

Firefighters called a second-alarm fire, asking for back-up units as intense flames and smoke burned against the night sky.

Another Citizen app user showed large amounts of smoke and flames and firefighters on the scene with flames continuing to grow larger.

By 9:07 pm, firefighters called a third alarm, requesting back-up units again.

Fifteen minutes later, firefighters reported a partial collapse on one side of the location.

Firefighters reported four divisions were battling the large warehouse fire and approximated that operations would last two to three hours.

This incident is ongoing as of 10:16 pm PST.

Warehouse Fires

In 2016, Some four hundred miles away, the Ghost Ship warehouse fire occurred in a former warehouse in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, California, that had been converted into an artist collective with living spaces. ... Of the 80 to 100 people attending the concert, 36 were killed, making it the deadliest fire in the history of Oakland.

In October 2020, a $5,000 reward was offered for information about a suspicious fire that caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to a warehouse that was home to an Amazon distributor in Redlands.

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