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Firefighters battle Carson structure blaze

October 27, 2011 |  5:48 pm

Los Angeles County firefighters Thursday afternoon were battling a massive structure blaze raging out of control in Carson as flames devoured the wood frame of a multistory building under construction and appeared to spread to adjacent homes.

The openings in the framed structure were allowing wind to stoke the fire as flames burned close to an adjacent mobile park, according to video streaming from the scene.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said it had issued a third alarm as additional crews responded to the scene at 220th and Bonita streets.

Video footage showed firefighters blasting massive amounts of water onto the blaze as they perched atop aerial ladders at the perimeter of the blaze. Clouds of smoke billowed into the sky and flames.

No other details were immediately available.


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