A fire burning Tuesday morning inside a 200-foot-by-200-foot commercial building in downtown Los Angeles was declared a major emergency structure fire and burned for more than an 90 minutes before firefighters extinguished the flames.
Crews responded at 3:51 a.m. to the building at 1914 Mateo Street, near 11th Street, and encountered heavy smoke coming from the structure and “stubborn flames” inside the building, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The building contained densely packed rolled textiles as much as 15 feet high, Humphrey said.
The fire was declared a major emergency fire at 4:43 a.m. and a total of 112 firefighters were battling the fire, he said. A knockdown was called at 5:30 a.m.
No injuries were reported.
The name of the business was not immediately available.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.