Major emergency fire hits 80,000-square-foot former supermarket in Sun Valley

More than 100 firefighters knocked down a major emergency blaze at a vacant former supermarket early Thursday morning in Sun Valley, authorities said.

Crews responded at 3:11 a.m. to 8025 Vineland Ave., said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A knockdown was declared an hour and 35 minutes later, she said.

No injuries were reported.

The large building, built in 1958, is more than 80,000 square feet.

Firefighters were looking for possible homeless victims in the burned structure, said a photographer at the scene.

There were no further details.

The scene was expected to remain active for the duration of the morning, and the public was advised to avoid the area if possible.

Per protocol for an incident of this size, LAFD’s Arson Section was called, and the fire is under investigation.

This is what the abandoned market at 8025 Vineland Ave. in Sun Valley looked like before it caught fire early Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Google Street View)

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