COMPTON (CBSLA) — Fire crews Wednesday were battling a major structure fire near Rosecrans Avenue and Alameda Street in the Compton area that engulfed a pallet yard.
Flames erupted Wednesday from a pallet yard in Compton. (CBSLA)
The Los Angeles County Fire Department said it was assisting the Compton Fire Department in an effort to control the blaze as winds blew smoke into the neighborhoods around the yard.
By 5:45 p.m., the blaze had been upgraded to a four-alarm fire as a thick blanket of smoke covered the neighborhood.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it was working to evacuate residents from the neighborhoods adjacent to the blaze.