Sunday, July 13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a fire has torn through a chrome-plating facility in Hollywood, sending a giant plume of black smoke into the air.
Los Angeles Fire spokeswoman Katherine Main said the fire broke out shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday at an industrial building on N. Orange Ave. in Hollywood.
Main says more than 100 firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at the chrome-plating facility. She says the building's roof partially collapsed, but no firefighters were injured.
She says no one else was believed to be at the building at the time.
Main says some nearby businesses were affected by the smoke but the fire did not reach them.