BREAKING UPDATE: Huge fire tackled at cannabis cultivation business in South LA (USA)

BREAKING: Huge fire breaks out at a marijuana growery and commercial building in South LA (USA). Image: @lonestarheard/Twitter

FIRE crews tackled a huge fire at a marijuana growery and commercial building in South LA (USA) in the early hours of Thursday, August 4 (local time).

UPDATE 5.35 pm (August 4) – According to the LAFD, no one has been injured as a result of the South LA blaze and fire crews tackled “a structure fire”.

Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said that the fire was confined to “a one-story section of a row of combination one- and two-story buildings with an attached three-story silo.”

He added: “The one-story section, with dense interior construction, contained an apparently licensed cannabis cultivation business that had reportedly been undergoing some manner of repair.”

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, Humphrey concluded.


ORIGINAL 5.11 pm (August 4) – Multiple alarm fire systems have been activated at a marijuana growery and commercial building in South Los Angeles (LA).

Reports of a huge fire at the marijuana growery in South LA flooded social media on Thursday, August 4 after a breaking news segment on Fox News was shared.

“Los Angeles, Happening Now: Multiple alarm fire at a marijuana growery and commercial building in South LA,” the LoneStarHeard account posted on Twitter.

The fire broke out at a one-story commercial building located in the area of 819 E. 62nd Street just before 7 am, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

In the news report, around eight fire engines appear to be on the scene.


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