Fire erupts at paper recycling plant near downtown Los Angeles

Thursday, October 05, 2017 02:11PM
Fire crews douse a fire at a paper recycling facility near downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.KABC
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - A fire erupted at a paper recycling facility near downtown Los Angeles on Thursday.

The blaze was first reported shortly before 1:20 p.m. in the 2400 block of E. Porter Street south of downtown L.A.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

Fire officials described the structure as a 14,000-square-foot recycling facility with baled paper goods.

There were 89 Los Angeles Fire Department personnel assigned to the blaze.

Crews appeared to get a quick handle on the fire. By 1:45 p.m., there was plenty of smoke but no visible flames on scene.

The cause of the fire was not known.
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