Community and Neighbors Help Save California Flower Mall from Burning “I smell smoke,” Asusena Huezo told her employer CFM president Mark Chatoff. The next terrifying three minutes were a “life or death” race through a cloud of black smoke to save the CFM flower market people, pets and property from destruction. Read what happened
CFM teamed up with Allied Restoration Service. Allied team members worked all night so CFM was able to open for business the next day. Every night, for three weeks following the close of business, the team of 25 restoration specialists helped prepare the flower market for Valentine’s Day. Photo via LA Fashion District.
Neighbors help the restoration team with the clean-up as business owner. Gerry
LAFD contained the fire. Photo by Asusena Huezo
Geraldo “Gerry” Rojas, owner Vinny’s Plants and Flowers, CFM 105. Pre-pandemic photo by Gus Mejia
Vinny’s Plants and Flowers before the fire destroyed the business. Photo by Marianne Giblin
Vinny’s Plants and Flowers request customers with pending orders contact them to confirm order details.