City of Downey Firefighters first on scene at 10727 Paramount Boulevard encountered a large one story office building with smoke and fire showing. The dispatch went out as "reported smoke, possible structure fire." Firefighters were forced to evacuate the building and were ordered off the roof as heavy fire consumed the attic space above.
Firefighters utilized numerous hand lines, a wagon battery and two ladder pipes to douse the flames. The fire went to a Second Alarm, bringing in outside companies including Firefighters from Santa Fe Springs, Motebello, Vernon and Los Angeles County.
There were no reported injuries, the building and the businesses inside was reported as a near total loss. The cause of the late night blaze is under investigation.
Written and photos by Martin Nate Rawner