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Morning Toy District Fire Knocked Down Quickly

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, June 26, 2008, at 11:02AM
Fire at 117 E. Winston Eric Richardson [Flickr]

A passerby surveys the ruined merchandise brought outside 117 E. Winston, site of the morning fire.

Residents of the Old Bank District got a noisy surprise this morning, as 73 firefighters responded to a fire at 117 E. Winston. The building, on the north side of Winston between Main and Los Angeles, is primarily used as a warehouse.

LAFD worked quickly, issuing a notice of smoke showing at 8:12am, and a notice for the knockdown at 8:40am.

As of just a few minutes ago, Winston and a stretch of Los Angeles street remained closed, with crews cleaning up and packing their gear. Piles of soggy, colorful toys were strewn on the sidewalk, and a stream of water ran toward the gutter on Los Angeles street.

Externally, damage to the structure did not appear major.

SEE ALSO: Joe Cornish writes up the fire from his vantage point in the San Fernando building.

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