Battling a series of challenges that initially prevented them from containing a greater alarm fire at a strip mall in Westchester, firefighters Saturday were able to extinguish the heavy flames and prevent further damage to the structure.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 3:08 a.m. at 8900 S. Sepulveda Westway where they began defensive operations after learning that a portion of the roof had collapsed and found flames at the rear of the one -story commercial building, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

More than 80 firefighters were needed to put out the flames in just over 90 minutes.

Stewart said there are still some hot spots and crews will remain at the site to monitor them.

No injuries have been reported.

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