LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles firefighters are working to put out a large fire that broke out at a recycling facility in the Atwater Village area near the 135 and 5 freeways.
Approximately 79 firefighters are working to "surround and drown" this fire Friday evening, officials said. The blaze is being fueled by plenty of recyclable items. Crews are using large hose streams and the aerial ladder for extra reach.
LAFD says it has taken firefighters approximately five hours to finally extinguish open flames. There continues to be minor flare-ups when the debris is turned over, revealing heat underneath, officials say.
One firefighter suffered a minor injury, according to the L.A. Fire Department. No other structures were threatened. LAFD advises residents and local businesses to keep their doors and windows closed, and stay indoors.
For drivers, fire officials suggest turning off the A/C or modify your settings to recirculate cabin air.
Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the night.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.