I haven't heard a mayday radio call that chilling since the Chatsworth Train crash callout. You can hear it in the firefighters and dispatchers. (Audio from Broadcastify, condensed) pic.twitter.com/AfgPCO5Tpx— Kevin Takumi (@KevinTakumi) May 17, 2020
From the LA Times' write up:
An initial investigation of the scene identified the business as Smoke Tokes, a warehouse distributor with supplies for butane hash oil
In 2016, there was another major fire at a business called Smoke Tokes at an address nearby on 3rd Street.
It took more than 160 firefighters about two hours to put out that blaze, with the flames largely confined to the wholesaler and distributor of smoking paraphernalia, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.
Firefighters encountered pressurized gas cylinders that exploded amid the inferno
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