HUNTINGTON PARK (CBS) — A two-alarm fire at a food processing plant in Huntington Park caused about $5 million in damages Monday.

The fire at Windsor Foods Golden Tiger in the 6700 block of Alameda Street began around 5:30 a.m. Thick black smoke could be seen for miles as the fire burned through the roof.

Workers discovered the fire — which apparently started in a boiler room — when they reported to work and initially tried to fight the blaze with hand extinguishers before evacuating, according to reports from the scene.

The fire was fueled by soybean oil used in the cooking process, county fire officials said.

Roughly 150 firefighters responded to the blaze. A woman running from the building suffered a possible broke arm, and a firefighter was treated for a minor injury, officials said.

Comments (7)
  1. John Ybarra says:

    I use to be the operations manager at that place years ago, there is a lot of cooking oils inside to cook chinese foods in fryers. The large whiite silo/tank outside the building if full of liquid nitrogen. Many fine people will be out of work, hope no one was hurt, because at the time the fire started, sanitation crew are working cleaning the place up for the next days prodcution.

  2. Sharon Gudiel says:

    OMG!!! My sister works there, she said everyone is okay.

    1. Kimberly Noack says:

      Thank goodness. What is the name of the company?

  3. JACOB V says:

    I live DWNTWN LA 6th/Spring, I woke up this morning thinking, someone burned something in our Apt Bldg., walking thru the halls thinking to tell security. Although the smell was everywhere Downtown. Reminded me of the 9/11 smell in NYC.

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