A fire was burning Monday in an apartment building where an assault suspect was barricaded, authorities said.

The fire was reported late Monday morning in the three-story building in the 14300 block of West Sherman Way, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Officers had gone to the location about 7:15 a.m. to take a suspect into custody, and a standoff ensued, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

A SWAT team was sent to the scene, and the standoff was continuing early Monday afternoon.

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