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Firefighters Injured, Illegal Fireworks Warehouse Fire In Florence, $1-3 Mil Damage-LA Sheriff Arson Investig

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, four firefighters suffered minor injuries.  All four firefighters were treated on scene and released.
According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, four firefighters suffered minor injuries. All four firefighters were treated on scene and released.

A fire that injured four firefighters and caused between $1 to $3 million in damage to three separate warehouses is under investigation by the Arson Explosives Detail of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

At about 9:40 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015, firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the warehouses blaze on the 7500 block of Maie Avenue, Florence area, in unincorporated South Los Angeles.

Witnesses stated a group of males, possibly juveniles, were seen shooting illegal fireworks towards mattresses located outside one of the warehouses.  There are no suspects in custody at this time.  Unlawful fireworks debris was recovered at the location and taken as evidence.  The investigation is ongoing.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, four firefighters suffered minor injuries.  All four firefighters were treated on scene and released.

The Century Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department polices the City of Lynwood and unincorporated communities of Athens Park, Florence / Firestone Walnut Park and Willowbrook  http://www.Century.lasd.org  (323) 568-4800.

Arson fires and suspicious fires that occur in the 42 cities and 130 unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County are investigated by the Arson Explosives Detail, Homeland Security Division, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Arson Explosives Detail (323)-881-7500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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