Fire cause probed at cricket farm warehouse

first_imgVAN NUYS – Authorities today probed the cause of a blaze that broke out in a cricket farm warehouse storeroom where firefighters found reptiles, including snakes, being housed. The fire was reported at 9:18 p.m. Monday in the 6900 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue, officials said. Summoned by a passerby, firefighters arrived to find smoke showing from the roof of a two-story industrial building. Forcing entry, crews made their way to a warehouse where they found intense flames in a storeroom. Firefighters found exotic reptiles, including snakes, in the building. During the attack on the fire, a mezzanine collapsed. It took 87 firefighters 25 minutes to douse the flames. There were no injuries to the firefighters or the reptiles. Damages were estimated at $150,000. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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