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.
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.