A fire damaged a vacant commercial building in the South Los Angeles area Wednesday, but no one was hurt.
The fire was reported at about 7:30 a.m. in the 100 block of East Washington Boulevard, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Firefighters gained the upper hand within 90 minutes, and prevented the flames from spreading to other structures. The two-story building was the site of a previous fire, Stewart said.
“The condition of the building created significant safety hazards, therefore it is requiring a longer time to ensure all personnel remain safe while reaching the remaining pockets of fire,” she added.
Some crews remained on the scene dousing hot spots. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
The incident commander requested that the Metro Blue (A) Line track be shut down at the Washington Station between Grand Station and San Pedro Street Station due to emergency operations.