A firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning at a blaze in a commercial building that houses a Chase Bank branch in the Leimert Park area and burned for 90 minutes before being extinguished.
Crews responded at 12:24 a.m. to 4401 Crenshaw Blvd., near Vernon Avenue, and found fire burning through the roof of the two-story building, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The address corresponds to a Chase Bank branch inside the Bakewell Building.
A total of 160 firefighters extinguished the Major Emergency fire in 90 minutes while protecting a nearby three-story building from fire damage. A knockdown was called at 1:54 a.m., Stewart said.
The firefighter sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, Stewart said.
Per department protocol for a Major Emergency fire, arson investigators were on scene.
The investigation was expected to last through the early morning hours, and drivers were asked to avoid the intersection, Stewart said.
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