Photos: LAFD Crews Contain Fire in Abandoned Hospital

LAFD firefighter on apparatus with flames in background

Fire photographer Rick McClure shared some photos of City of Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department companies working at the scene of a fire last week in an abandoned hospital in the Boyle Heights section.

Eighty-five LAFD firefighters responded to the fire on October 11, 2020. The fire consumed a significant portion of the three-story vacant structure in 63 minutes.

Firefighters conducted a rapid interior search in the early stages and found no patients inside. Crews withdrew and engaged in a defensive attack for the remainder of the fight. Firefighters conducted a secondary search after the fire was out, finding no patients.

There were noo reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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