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Major Emergency Structure Fire in Downtown LA Transitions to Defensive Mode

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 30, 2023 – A major emergency structure fire at Ruby Textile, located at 1131 S Los Angeles St, escalated this morning as heavy flames broke through the roof. The Incident Commander has since withdrawn companies and transitioned to a defensive mode, focusing on an exterior-only fire attack.

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Approximately 120 firefighters are currently assigned to combat the blaze. The fire was initially reported at 06:30 AM, and as of the latest update, crews are working diligently to contain it. Further details about the fire and any potential casualties or structural damage are pending.

The situation is ongoing, and emergency services are advising the public to avoid the area. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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