Crews battle large building fire in Sawtelle neighborhood, West L.A.

Dozens of firefighters battled a large two-story building fire in the 1500 block of S. Westgate Avenue in the Sawtelle area of West Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Approximately, 77 firefighters were called to the scene and mounted an aggressive attack to get the fire under control, which broke out just before 8 p.m.

Over a dozen fire trucks staged on Santa Monica Boulevard and S. Westgate Avenue heavily impacted traffic in the area. Los Angeles police assisted with traffic control.

The building was abandoned but fire crews did their due diligence in making sure absolutely no one is inside that building.

It took fire crews nearly two and a half hours to extinguish the bulk of the fire, according to Los Angeles Fire Department.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.