Sunday, October 23, 2016

Firefighters battle blazes in El Sereno & Lincoln Heights

Lincoln Heights brush fire | Kent Hulme

Lincoln Heights brush fire | Kent Hulme

Firefighters were busy on the Eastside today, fighting a brush fire that broke out this afternoon on a hillside in Lincoln Heights and later battling a large commercial blaze in El Sereno that prompted the closure of Alhambra Avenue in the early evening.

It took about 100 firefighters nearly 90 minutes to put out a challenging fire that engulfed a commercial building in the 5000 block of Alhambra Avenue, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter. The cause of the fire, which broke out at about 6 p.m., is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

A few hours earlier, a brush fire  began at about 2:20 p.m. near the 3700 block of N. Flora Avenue in Lincoln Park.  The fire burned near structures but did not pose a threat, according to LAFD. The fire was extinguished by 3 p.m. after burning about 7.5 acres, the fire department said. There were no reports or injuries or damage.

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