Firefighters knock down blaze at industrial plastics facility in Glassell Park

Firefighters on Monday morning knocked down a massive fire at a commercial plastic facility in Glassell Park, officials said.

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The blaze started about 5:18 a.m. at Columbia Plastic in the 3000 block of North Fierro Street, an industrial neighborhood along north San Fernando Road, according to Brian Humphrey, a spokesman of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

With the fire fueled by combustibles and propane cylinders, about 150 firefighters took a defensive stance against the blaze, Humphrey said, and then were able to extinguish it more than hour later.


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Columbia Plastic is a family-owned business and has been in operation for more than 25 years. The company performs manufacturing and custom packaging services.

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