Fire Spread Into Neighboring Mobile Home Park
A SPECTACULAR FIRE STRUCK an apartment complex under construction in Carson, California, Thursday evening.
The fire broke out around 5 pm Pacific in the expansive senior-living complex that was being added onto. The large 3-story, 150-unit addition was not yet closed in and the fire grew rapidly, also spreading into a close-by mobile home park.
KCAL-TV has some good footage of the fire in this video report:
"All of the fire protection in modern construction is not in a place that is just frame," said Capt. Mark Savage of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
That radiated heat combined with wind gusts sent the fire into a nearby mobile home park. More than 139 mobile homes were evacuated. At least 10 homes in the park were damaged by flames. About 120 seniors living next door to the blaze were also evacuated.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department had the fire knocked down around 7:30 pm.
Hat tip to Carol H.
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