Firefighting, Fireground Safety

Los Angeles Firefighters Contain Port Fire

Firefighters successfully contained a fire that threatened structures and ships at the Port of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1riAa7D) reports that majority of the fire was under control about 8:30 p.m. and contained about two hours later.

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The four-alarm fire beneath a steel warehouse threatened nearby cargo ships. The warehouse apparently did not catch fire, although the dock beneath it burned.

More than 100 firefighters conducted firefighting operations from land, air, and via several vessels. Divers with hoses were also deployed.

Read more about this incident at http://lat.ms/1riAa7D.