A Los Angeles Fire Department patch and badge.
Los Angeles Fire Department patch and badge. Photo by John Schreiber.

Fire crews extinguished a greater alarm fire Saturday in an hour and 12 minutes that began as a rubbish fire and spread to a strip of commercial buildings in downtown Los Angeles.

Firefighters arrived at 3:28 a.m. to 784 S. Crocker St. north of the Fashion District where they encountered a heavily involved fire, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Among the hazards they encountered while fighting the flames were stacked storage inside a textile business in the one -story row of businesses, Humphrey said.

It took 112 firefighters to knock down the blaze.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation, Humphrey said.

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