Crews douse blaze after equipment catches fire at West Long Beach warehouse

Firefighters doused a small blaze after a piece of equipment at a West Long Beach warehouse caught fire Thursday morning, according to a fire official.

The flames sparked around 11:35 a.m. at the building on Cowles Street near Judson Avenue when a dust collector caught fire, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin said.

More than half a dozen fire units responded and had the flames knocked down within just a couple of minutes, Heflin said.

They were able to put the flames out without them spreading to the structure, he said. Nobody was hurt.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.