Flames from a trash fire in the Central-Alameda area Thursday morning spread into a 100-foot-by-150-foot commercial building and injured a 39-year-old man.
Firefighters responded at about 3:35 a.m. to the 1900 block of South McGarry Street near Washington Boulevard, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The fire was held in check by fire sprinklers inside the building, which allowed 47 firefighters to douse the flames inside and outside the building in just 22 minutes, Humphrey said.
A man sustained first-degree burns and was taken to a hospital in fair condition, Humphrey said, adding no other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.