Fire ripped through a commercial building in East Los Angeles Friday morning and burned for nearly three hours before being extinguished by firefighters.

Crews responded about 12:15 a.m to 4611 E. Olympic Blvd., and assumed a defensive posture to battle the flames, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A news photographer at the location said fire was through the roof of the building.

About 2:45 a.m., the department announced a knock down of the fire.

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

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