- Associated Press - Sunday, March 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly 200 firefighters are battling a blaze at a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles. No injuries have been reported.

A large plume of black smoke could be seen rising up to the air Sunday evening from the one-story building on 8th Street in the Fashion District.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says the blaze went into the attic forcing fire crews to climb down from the roof.

It says Central Avenue has been shut down in both directions.

The department says 190 firefighters are making progress while attacking the blaze with several water streams.

What started the blaze was not immediately clear.

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