Hollywood Commercial Structure Fire

This morning over 150 Los Angeles Fire Department personnel battled a stubborn commercial structure fire in the Hollywood Area. The blaze was reported around 9 AM at 1001 North Orange Drive, near the intersection of La Brea Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.

fireThis location is home to Highland Plating Company. According to their company website, they specialize in metal plating and metal coatings.

Since this shop contained potentially hazardous chemicals, all firefighters were ordered to take a defensive posture and to don their breathing apparatus.

The fire was declared a knockdown at approximately 11 AM. No injuries have been reported and firefighters were able to save the surrounding businesses.