At 11:28AM on Sunday June, 28, 2015, companies responded to a reported structure fire at 4366 E Worth St (corrected address) in El Sereno. The first arriving units found a one story commercial building with heavy fire and smoke showing. The building was heavily secured and boarded with plywood, creating a forcible entry issue which delayed entry. When signs of potential roof collapse developed, units began the transition to a defensive operation. Truck companies established ladder pipes for heavy streams while engine companies staffed large hand lines.
In addition to a challenging fire, firefighters were also faced with 93 degree temperature and 39% humidity. Despite the conditions, crews battled for just over 2 1/2 hrs for a knockdown.
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