Thursday, May 10, 2018

COMPTON—County firefighters knocked down an industrial fire Sunday in Compton that leaked about 25 gallons of an unknown substance into storm drains, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire at a business building at 3000 Harcourt St. was reported at 5:45 p.m., said Dispatch Supervisor Michael Pittman.

The blaze was contained to the loading dock area, Pittman said.

As firefighters battled the blaze, about 25 gallons of a hazardous material leaked into storm drains, Pittman continued. A county fire hazmat team was called to the site. As a precaution, the firefighters there were all decontaminated.

The blaze was extinguished about 6:50 p.m., Pittman said.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remained under investigation, he said.