Nearly 150 firefighters extinguish blaze at Hollywood industrial site

Firefighters extinguish "stubborn" industrial fire in Hollywood

Firefighters have knocked down a "stubborn" fire at an industrial business in Hollywood after battling the blaze for roughly two hours, a department spokeswoman said.

Nearly 150 firefighters responded to a chrome plating facility at 1001 N. Orange Dr., where intense fire caused a partial roof collapse, fire department spokeswoman Katherine Main. No injuries were reported.

The site is just east of La Brea Avenue and south of Santa Monica Boulevard.

The knockdown was declared at 11 a.m. The department also sent its hazardous materials team to assess the situation after noticing the water used to extinguish the fire was blue. Firefighters took steps to prevent water from washing into storm drains at the site of the fire.

The fire emitted smoke that could be seen for miles. Although it did not spread to other businesses, nearby offices sustained some smoke damage, Main said.

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