Approximately 60 firefighters were battling a blaze that broke out at the Port of Los Angeles Monday night, the L.A. Times reported.
The fire, engulfing about 150 docks and threatening a ship, broke out at about 6:40 p.m. local time, the Times reported.
Port of LA greater alarm fire pier burning. LAFD working it pic.twitter.com/OsuvI0cc8A— Kevin Takumi (@KevinTakumi) September 23, 2014
Port of LA fire continues under the pier. One large container ship moved out of harms way pic.twitter.com/8nNAuoTrT7— Kevin Takumi (@KevinTakumi) September 23, 2014
Firefighters were combating the flames from both water and land. The LAFD declared the incident a major emergency.
L.A. Fire Department has declared a major emergency in response to a fire burning toward a warehouse beside docks at the Port of Los Angeles— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) September 23, 2014
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