LAFD Firefighters Tackle Major Emergency Fire In South Los Angeles On April 3, 2021
It took the combined effort of 170 Los Angeles Fire Department responders, working relentlessly for more than four hours in a defensive posture, to fully contain and extinguish stubborn flames from an outside fire that quickly swept into and through a 300' x 300' one-story commercial building, located in the 8700 block of South Crocker Street, in Los Angeles, on April 3, 2021.
Thankfully, there were no reported injuries caused in the rescue operation. Though the fire was initially believed to involve only a furniture manufacturing firm, occupying the expanse below three contiguous roofs, it was later determined that the fire also or instead involved a sizable marijuana grow operation, and possibly other businesses within the large connected buildings, which were very heavily damaged by the blaze. Pursuant to protocol, the fire remains under active investigation by the LAFD Arson / Counter-Terrorism Section.