Roof collapses after massive fire erupts in South LA commercial building

Firefighters knocked down a major emergency fire in a single-story commercial building in South Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. 

The fire erupted at the building located in the 2700 block of South Long Beach Avenue just before 3:40 a.m. in the Alameda-Central neighborhood, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

To knock down the flames, 144 firefighters were called to the scene.

By 5:30 a.m., crews were in defensive mode to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby homes. 

The roof has collapsed as a result of the blaze.

LAFD said the fire was knocked down in under two hours. 

The building was vacant at the time and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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