- One person has died in a structure fire in Green Meadows.
- The building, initially believed to be abandoned, was actually a cannabis operation house.
- The presence of cannabis and tanks made it more challenging for firefighters to control the flames.
- The roof of the building collapsed during the fire.
- Firefighters discovered a man’s lifeless body trapped inside the building.
- The investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire and the legality of the cannabis operation.
Good Morning from the Scene
In a tragic incident, one person has lost their life in a structure fire that occurred overnight in Green Meadows. What initially seemed to be an abandoned building has turned out to be a cannabis operation house. Our reporter, Omar Lewis, is at the scene to provide us with the latest updates.
The firefighters faced several challenges while attempting to extinguish the fire. The presence of bags of cannabis and tanks inside the building made it more difficult to control the flames. Additionally, the roof of the building collapsed, further complicating the situation.
After the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) firefighters managed to gain access to the building, they made a tragic discovery. They found the lifeless body of a man who had been trapped inside. The intensity of the fire had prevented him from escaping. It is truly a heart-wrenching situation.
The video footage captured the devastating scene as the flames ripped through the roof of the one-story commercial building located at East Manchester and McKinley Avenue in South LA. The initial call for help came in just after 1:15 AM, reporting a car fire at the same location. However, the situation quickly escalated into a full-fledged building fire.
Over 110 firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department were dispatched to tackle the blaze. It took them approximately 75 minutes to bring the fire under control. Once the flames were subdued and the building deemed safe to enter, the firefighters made the grim discovery of the victim’s body.
The search of the building is ongoing to ensure there are no other victims inside. Despite the appearance of an abandoned building, Fire Captain Adam Been Group revealed that the structure housed a possibly illegal cannabis operation. However, the investigation will determine the validity of the permits obtained for such an operation. The absence of any visible placard indicating a cannabis operation raises questions about the legality of the setup.
Fire Captain Adam Been Group further explained the dangers associated with cannabis operations. These facilities often contain various chemicals, some of which can be explosive and fatal. The presence of closed systems and different substances used in the process poses significant risks.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has a specialized unit responsible for investigating cannabis operations. They have been called in to assist with both the arson investigation and the overall inquiry into the nature of this fire. The authorities are eager to determine the exact cause of the fire, shedding light on what led to this tragic incident.
As the investigation continues, East Manchester remains closed in the South LA location. Commuters and residents are advised to avoid the area, as it will likely be shut down for several more hours.
This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers associated with illicit cannabis operations. The risks posed by the chemicals and the lack of safety measures can have devastating consequences, as evidenced by the loss of life in this fire.
Our thoughts are with the victim and their loved ones during this difficult time. May the investigation shed light on the circumstances surrounding this incident and prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.