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17 May 2020 | 03:05 AM UTC

US: Fire reported in downtown Los Angeles May 16

United States of America News Alert

Hundreds of firefighters deploy to contain an ongoing fire in downtown Los Angeles (California state) on May 16; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/17/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/19/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Los Angeles, California


Firefighters are responding to a large blaze in downtown Los Angeles (California state) on Saturday afternoon (local time), May 16. The fire is reportedly located at 327 E. Boyd Street and has spread to multiple buildings. At least ten firefighters have reportedly been injured following an explosion, and officials reported that over 230 firefighters have been deployed to the scene of the fire. Roads around the blaze have been cordoned off.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident. 


Individuals in Los Angeles are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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