Saturday, April 3, 2010
By Guy McCarthy
WATTS - Fire gutted a building containing an auto body shop this morning in Watts.
No injuries were reported. Firefighters at the scene called for extra backup twice as they fought the three-alarm blaze for more than one hour.
The fire in the 2500 block of East 114th Street was reported at 4:15 a.m., county fire dispatchers said.
A knockdown on the fire was declared at 5:38 a.m., but crews continued mop-up well past 7 a.m. An investigation was under way to determine the cause.
Photos by Guy McCarthy