Fire in the Garment District

First the rain, now the fire. LA Times reports on a large blaze that occurred in downtown’s Garment District this morning destroying several commercial operations.

More than 200 firefighters responded to the fire that broke out about 5:40 a.m. at a building at San Pedro and Ninth streets, Wells said. The fire was declared out at 7:39 a.m.

The building housed at least seven garment enterprises. The heavy fabrics and clothes helped feed the blaze, said Wells. No cost estimate was available for the damage.

The fire disrupted traffic along a key artery during the morning commute, Wells said. Authorities were hoping to clean the area before the evening commute.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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