Burbank Firefighters knock down 3-alarm blaze in abandoned commercial building

Firefighters knocked down a three-alarm fire that erupted in an abandoned cold storage building in Burbank on Monday morning.

Burbank Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Hatch said the fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. at the two-story America Cold Building located on 10 West Magnolia Boulevard. 

Burbank police officers on the overpass above the building saw the flames on the roof and reported the fire, according to police Sgt. G. Mirakyan.
Initially, the fire was in the roof and attic, Hatch said.
Firefighters first tried to battle the flames from inside the building and on the roof, he said. When the fire got too large, they began a defensive fight, pouring water on the burning building from outside.
By 6:30 a.m., the fire had been extinguished, but some firefighters remained on scene dousing hot spots. A section of Magnolia Boulevard was closed in the area as a precaution, Hatch said. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

CNS contributed to this report.

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