Firefighters extinguish fire at Union Station in downtown LA; no injuries

Los Angeles firefighters responded to a fire that originated in a dumpster at Union Station in downtown on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Los Angeles Fire Department)

Firefighters Saturday morning knocked down a fire that apparently originated in a trash dumpster at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, officials said.

The blaze began at about 5:21 a.m. at the historic facility in the 800 block of Alameda Street, prompting a response from 82 firefighters, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The flames were confined to a space adjacent to the main entrance and were extinguished within 29 minutes, the Fire Department said in a statement.

No one was injured, and there was no expectation that rail, bus and subway services would be affected, the news release said.

The monetary loss as a result of the incident was being tabulated, and the cause was under investigation.
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