Santa Monica firefighters aided by Los Angeles firefighters battled flames overnight at the rear of a two-story apartment building near the Santa Monica pier.

The fire was reported at about 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Ocean Front Walk, said Santa Monica firefighters.

Los Angeles firefighters moved in to help at 8:20 p.m., said the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Margaret Stewart.

A video posted on Twitter by Our Santa Monica indicates the building had shops on the ground floor and apartments on the second floor.

The fire forced the closure of Big Dean’s Ocean Front Cafe on the same street, according to a Tweet from the Santa Monica Pub Crawl.

— City News Service

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