A greater alarm fire in a vacant commercial building in Hollywood Monday evening was fed by gas lines that needed to be shut off before firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.
The fire was reported at 7426 Sunset Blvd., near Gardner Street, at 8:44 p.m. and the first crews on scene located fire through the roof of the building and made an immediate request for additional crews, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The flames spread through the attic of the building and “gas lines were reported to be feeding the fire until firefighters shut off the utilities,” Prange said.
A total of 84 firefighters extinguished the fire in 38 minutes and a knock down was called at 9:22 p.m., he said.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was under investigation.