A weekend fire in a Gardena storage facility consumed 20 units, forcing 75 county firefighters to spend three hours putting out the flames, authorities said.

Firefighters were called at 7:50 p.m. Sunday to the 10,000-square-foot facility at 134th Street and Western Avenue, where they found a lot of smoke, dispatch supervisor Andre Gougis said. "It took them a lot of time to find out where the fire was."

A second alarm response was called due to the nature of the facility, which led to the complement of 75 firefighters, he said.

Due to the volume of property stored in the 20 burned spaces, it took three hours to put out all of the flames and declare the fire knocked down, Gougis said.

The cause is believed to be electrical, dispatch supervisor Art Marrujo said.

The facility is listed online as Storage Outlet Gardena.

- City News Service


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