Firefighters Saturday knocked down a greater-alarm fire at a single-story bank in Van Nuys, authorities said.
Firefighters dispatched at 6:25 a.m. to Chase Bank, 6400 N. Sepulveda Blvd., had the blaze out within 41 minutes of their arrival, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.
“The business, Chase Bank, was not yet open for the day and no one was present,” said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. “LAPD are responding to the scene to secure the building.”
The blaze began as an outside fire that extended into at least one room of the single-story structure. The fire extended into the attic and additional resources were requested, raising the incident to greater alarm status.
No injuries were reported and a cause of the fire was under investigation.