Fire rips through abandoned restaurant in Boyle Heights

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Firefighters were dispatched to a raging structure fire in Boyle Heights on Sunday morning. 

Preliminary information from the Los Angeles Fire Department indicates that the fire broke out just after 10:30 a.m. at an abandoned “and apparently vacant” building located at 320 South Soto Street.

The detached one-story commercial building, formerly a restaurant, was the site of a previous fire, LAFD said. 

Firefighters were dispatched to a raging structure fire in Boyle Heights on Sunday morning. (Citizen App)

Video posted to the Citizen App shows flames ripping through the walls of the building; other angles show a thick plume of black smoke rising into the sky. 

It took 35 LAFD firefighters just 13 minutes to extinguish the blaze, LAFD said at 10:45 a.m.

No injuries were reported, and what caused the fire is not known. 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.