Port Of Los Angeles Fire Burns Dock And Prompts Evacuation Of Terminals

Major Fire Breaks Out At Port of Los Angeles

A major fire broke out at the Port of Los Angeles on Monday night, burning roughly 150 feet of dock in the Wilmington neighborhood, threatening a nearby warehouse and causing the evacuation of two terminals.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said via Twitter that 150 LAFD firefighters were on the scene, along with firefighters from nearby Long Beach. The agency tweeted that it "continues to attack flames by air, land, and sea" and that the APL and NYK terminals have been evacuated due to smoke.

Ships were moved out of harm's way and the fire was contained late Monday night. The Los Angeles Times reports that while the warehouse appears to have been spared, the dock beneath it had been burned.

Images on Twitter show thick smoke coming from the docks:

No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire is not yet known. However, KTLA reports there are no preliminary indications of arson.

Shortly after the fire had been contained, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted his thanks to the firefighters who fought the blaze:

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