LOS ANGELES - Firefighters were waging a defensive battle Saturday afternoon to put out flames that engulfed an automotive shop in Pacoima compromising the building's corrugated roof and burning vehicles.
The fire was reported at 3:37 p.m. at 9833 N. San Fernando Road, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department's Brian Humphrey.
It took firefighters about 72 minutes to put out the blaze.
The cinder-block building was well-involved in flames when firefighters arrived, Humphrey said. Several vehicles were on fire and a nearby structure was threatened, he said.
There were 87 firefighters on the scene, he said.