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Firefighters evacuate mobile home park in huge Carson blaze

October 27, 2011 |  6:31 pm

Carson fire
Firefighters evacuated a mobile home park in Carson as flames from a large neighboring building under construction caught some of the homes on fire.

No injuries were reported in blaze, which broke out about 5 p.m. in 21000 block of South Avalon Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

The three-story structure was being framed, and the wood coupled with the large open areas allowed wind to stoke the blaze. Flames curled into the sky and huge clouds of smoke billowed into the air.

Firefighters perched atop aerial ladders poured huge volumes of water on the flames and were knocking down the fire, Capt. Mark Savage said. "Things are looking much better."

At one point, winds around 10 mph blew embers that caught nearby grassy areas and palm trees on fire, Savage said.

"We were chasing all that stuff down," he told The Times.

Close to 100 firefighters responded to the blaze. The cause was under investigation.


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Photo: Fire raging through building. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5