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Fire at Huntington Park food-processing plant sends flames, black smoke billowing into the sky

May 9, 2011 |  7:26 am

Firefighters battle an early morning commercial fire Monday at a Huntington Park food-processing plant. About 150 firefighters were battling an early morning commercial fire Monday at a Huntington Park food-processing plant that was throwing up flames and a black column of smoke visible for miles.

Los Angeles County firefighters were dispatched about 5:30 a.m. after smoke was reported rising from a building in the 6700 block of Alameda Street, said inspector Don Kunitomi.

The fire burned through the roof of the one-story building as firefighters battled it with long water hoses and other equipment.

One person who ran from a nearby building tripped and suffered a minor wrist sprain but no other injuries had been reported, Kunitomi said.

The processing plant is in an industrial area between Gage Avenue to the north and Florence Avenue to the south.

There was no word yet on the fire's cause.

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Photo: Firefighters battle an early morning commercial fire Monday at a Huntington Park food-processing plant. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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