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Grand Ave. Fire - Photo courtesy of OnScene.TV

Fire crews have contained and extinguished a major emergency blaze Wednesday at a six-story office building that houses administrative offices for several county agencies south of downtown Los Angeles.

Firefighters were called at 3:58 a.m. to 2615 S. Grand Ave. near West Adams Boulevard where they found flames coming from the sixth floor of the high-rise as well as from the building’s roof, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

“The fire has been contained to the one building,” LAFD Capt. Jacob Rabbe told reporters at the scene.

More than160 firefighters battled the fire and extinguished the flames in less than an hour, Humphrey said. Rabbe said one firefighter is being evaluated for smoke inhalation.

The area near Grand and West Adams will be closed indefinitely due to the fire investigation.

Offices for the Los Angeles County Departments of Social Services and Public Health are in the building, which is a pre-1960 concrete structure.

Arson investigators are at the scene and fire crews will remain to monitor the scene for a period of time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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