Trespassers rescued from burning warehouse in North Hollywood
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators are looking into what caused a fire at auction warehouse.
Crews put out fire in a commercial building in North Hollywood Saturday evening. Witnesses say two people were trapped inside the warehouse when the fire started.
Video shows people yelling for help inside the building behind steel grated windows then and bystanders running over to help.
Staff from a nearby construction supply company heard the screams and used an industrial saw to cut the bars open.
Two people emerge from the window in video then slink away from the fire as LAFD crews arrive.
A representative from the business told officials no one was supposed to be inside the building today and those inside were likely trespassing.
Reports of the fire at the one-story commercial building in the 6800 block of N. Troost Avenue came in shortly after 5 p.m. SkyFOX was live on the scene as crews battled the blaze.
Firefighters could be seen shooting the hose into the fire coming out of the roof. Crews were originally on the offensive, according to LAFD, before part of the roof collapsed near the front of the building.
After the roof collapse, all firefighters were accounted for and no one was reported injured.
Oher business owners in the area say there are a lot of issues with the homeless in that industrial zone.