Here is a great video of a large commercial fire in Los Angeles County, CA. This fire went to three alarms, with flames near 50 feet hight through the roof. The video starts shortly after the first arriving units and catches the defensive operation set up. The video is byÂ firelensmanÂ and a description is below.
“10-7-2015 Los Angeles County and Los Angeles (City) Fire Departments battled a spectacular three alarm – major emergency blaze that burned and damaged nearly a dozen buildings on 58th Place just east of Hooper Avenue in the City of Florence. LAFD Firefighters first on scene reported a 100 by 300 ft. commercial building with fire showing. After quickly opening up the building and encountering heavy volumes of smoke and fire , Firefighters went directly to â€œdefensive mode.â€ Utilizing ladder pipes, wagon-batteries, portable monitors and numerous handlines to quench the quickly spreading flames. During the firefight several roofs caved in and a large portion of wall on the main fire building collapsed outwards unto the street. Several small explosions could be heard inside the involved buildings. Firefighters also had to contend with several transformers and numerous power lines that crisscrossed the streets. Some of the wires were arcing. The damaged businesses included an upholstery shop, a furniture manufacturing shop, a bar, a yard with port-a-potties and miscellaneous storage areas. Other buildings, businesses and homes were also damaged in the raging fire. Approximately 250 Firefighters darkened down the majority of the flames in less than two hours time. Two homes were saved, six people were displaced and two dogs were rescued. Red Cross was also dispatched to the scene for the displaced persons. A Firefighter suffered a minor injury and was transported from the scene to a local area hospital. Los Angeles County Firefighters took charge over the scene, overhauling the buildings the rest of the morning. The cause of the intense late night fire is under investigation. – MNR -“