Saturday, April 3, 2010

watts fire

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