A fire that began in an alley behind a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday evening spread to the roof of the building, but both blazes were quickly extinguished.

Firefighters responded to the 1400 block of East 14th Street, just east of Central Avenue, about 10:40 p.m. and discovered a trash fire burning behind the building, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

While crews worked to extinguish the trash fire, other firefighters went to the roof of the 100-foot-by-50-foot building where they discovered a fire and quickly extinguished it, Prange said.

Firefighters searched nearby buildings to make sure the fire had not spread. No flames were found, he said.

Knockdown was declared at 10:39 p.m.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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