LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - Fire crews knocked down a blaze at the Tokyo Delve Sushi Bar located near Magnolia and Lankershim boulevards Monday morning.
The fire, which authorities classified as a 'major emergency' structure fire was reported around 5:30 a.m.
Update #StructureFire; INC#0252; 7:19AM; 5241 N Lankershim Bl; https://t.co/uwqgyux60s; #NorthHollywood; This remains an active firefight with good progress being made;Firefighters face the challenge of being able to access the ... https://t.co/8V4xeDIe6r— LAFD (@LAFD) June 10, 2019
The flames, which first ignited from the attic, ripped through the roof of the single-story building. Firefighters battled the blaze from the exterior to prevent the fire from spreading.
Five businesses were damaged by the fire including the sushi bar, Greenhouse Juice Bar, and Chill Rollz ice cream shop, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
"This is the heart of NoHo. It's a historic building. It's a place where people know throughout the city and they love to come here," said Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Kreokorian.
At some point during the fire, the two buisness owners of the sushi spot were placed in handcuffs by Los Angeles police after a brawl ensued. Three arrests were made following the fist fight. Two men were arrested on suspicion of battery and one on a warrant. One of the three men was transported to a hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The circumstances leading up to the brawl were not immediately known.
Here's the view from SkyFOX Monday morning shortly after the fire was reported:
CNS contributed to this report