LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Firefighters were battling a large fire which tore through an over 100-year-old commercial building in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning.
June 8, 2021. (RMG News)
The fire at the three-story building was first reported at 1:50 a.m. in the 1400 block of East 3rd Street. Several explosions were heard.
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Los Angeles Fire Department crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames. Firefighters were still battling the blaze as of 4:20 a.m.
The building belongs to a company which distributes smoking material and equipment, LAFD spokesperson David Ortiz told CBSLA. One nearby building was also at risk.
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There were no reported injuries.
There was no word on a cause. Carbon dioxide vaping cartridges were found in the fire, Ortiz said.
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