- Associated Press - Sunday, October 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say it took 130 firefighters more than two hours to knock down a huge blaze that destroyed a sprawling warehouse near downtown Los Angeles.

City fire spokeswoman Amy Bastman says crews had to focus on defending adjacent buildings because the intense flames ripped through the roof and compromised the structural integrity of the 120,000-square-foot (11,150-square-meter) warehouse.

Downed high-voltage power lines at the single-story structure in Boyle Heights also made for dangerous conditions early Sunday.

Bastman says the fire was reported just after 6:30 a.m. at a fabric company.

No injuries are reported.

The cause is under investigation.


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