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Vehicle into Structure

On Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at 04:48 hours, Downey Fire responded to the 11800 block of Lakewood Blvd for a report of a vehicle into a structure.  Downey Fire Engine 62 arrived on-scene to find a single automobile had driven into the rear wall of a strip center building.  There were no injuries as result from the collision; however, Engine 62 reported the collision resulted in a natural gas leak inside the structure.  Engine 62 quickly secured the utilities and requested an enhanced commercial response.  Downey Tactical Rescue (US&R) 661 assisted with spot shoring the exterior wall of the building.  The building was secured and Downey Building & Safety responded to the scene to assess the building's structural integrity.