A Massive Fire in Compton Damages Buildings and Buses
A massive fire erupted in a commercial area in Compton, burning several structures and damaging dozens of buses in a neighboring parking lot early Friday morning, according to KTLA.
The blaze broke out near Santa Fe Avenue and East Weber Avenue just after 4:30 a.m, creating a plume of dark smoke that spread across the southland. Some MTLB readers saw smoke over Downtown Long Beach.
No injuries were reported, but one firefighter did suffer a minor ankle injury, per the AP.
Compton Fire Cheif told the AP that the fire might have started in the alley. However, Yahoo reported that firefighters initially went to the scene due to a pole fire involving Southern California Edison's equipment.
Edison spokesman Robert Villegas confirmed that at least three nearby customers were without power, and repair crews were in the area.
150+ residents lost electricity after the flames spread and burned through some power lines.