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Cause of huge Carson structure fire under investigation

October 27, 2011 | 10:45 pm

Investigators on Thursday night were trying to determine what sparked a huge fire in Carson that burned a multistory residential complex that was being built and spread to an adjacent mobile home park.

The blaze quickly spread through the three-story wood-frame complex and then burned about 10 mobile homes, fire officials said.

PHOTOS: Carson structure fire

"The radiant heat was intense," Capt. Mark Savage of the Los Angeles County Fire Department told The Times.

Flames curled 100 feet into the air as firefighters atop aerial ladders blasted the fire with thousands of gallons of water. The blaze was knocked down about 7:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out about 5 p.m. in 21000 block of South Avalon Boulevard.


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Photo: A firefighter battles the blaze. No injuries were reported, fire officials said. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times