1 Dead In South LA Cannabis Operation Fire

1 Dead In South LA Cannabis Operation Fire

In a tragic incident that unfolded in the early hours of Saturday morning, a fire broke out in a seemingly abandoned commercial building in Los Angeles, leaving at least one person dead. The building, located at 832 East Manchester Avenue in the Green Meadows neighborhood, was later revealed to be a cannabis operation.

The LA cannabis operation fire was originally reported at 1:17 a.m. and it took a team of 113 Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responders, led by Assistant Chief Douglas Lewis, a grueling 75 minutes to finally extinguish the flames that had engulfed the 50′ x 100′ one-story structure. Upon arrival, the fire department was unaware this was a cannabis operation.

Deadly Fire Breaks Out In South LA Cannabis Operation

Amidst the charred remains of the building, firefighters made a heartbreaking discovery – the lifeless body of an adult male. It is believed that he was trapped inside when the fire erupted and succumbed to its deadly effects. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released pending notification of his next of kin.

Further Investigation To Follow LA Cannabis Operation Fire

No official statement has been made regarding the exact cause of this South LA cannabis operation fire as authorities continue their thorough examination. “We did not see any placarding from the outside that would indicate that this was a cannabis operation,” said LAFD Captain Adam Van Gerpen, which raises alarm about whether this was a registered operation. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by LAFD arson investigators. Authorities are also looking into the possibility of illegal activities taking place within the cannabis operation.

“There are multiple different types of chemicals that they use…some of them could be explosive,” Van Gerpen continues. This incident serves as a somber reminder of the inherent risks involved in cannabis operations and emphasizes the importance of implementing appropriate safety protocols when processing large quantities of cannabis.

As investigations unfold and more details emerge, our thoughts go out to those affected by this tragic event and we hope for answers that can prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

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