Firefighters put out container yard blaze in Wilmington that prompted closure of area railway

Crews Wednesday afternoon knocked down a fire at a container yard in Wilmington, officials said. The fire was reported about 2:40 p.m. along the 1400 block of Alameda Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. There were initial reports of loud sounds heard nearby, which prompted a response from the hazardous materials team. The [...]

Firefighters put out container yard blaze in Wilmington that prompted closure of area railway

Crews Wednesday afternoon knocked down a fire at a container yard in Wilmington, officials said.

The fire was reported about 2:40 p.m. along the 1400 block of Alameda Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

There were initial reports of loud sounds heard nearby, which prompted a response from the hazardous materials team. The noises, however, turned out to be tires that were exploding, officials said.

"Welding materials were found on scene, but all canisters were intact and did not contribute to the fire," the Fire Department said in an updated alert.

A railway in the area was also closed through the Alameda Corridor during the firefight.

No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported, officials said.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation by fire investigators and the Los Angeles Police Department.