fire, eagle rock, commercial, suspicious Building Fire In Eagle Rock Deemed ‘Suspicious’ – CBS Los Angeles

EAGLE ROCK (CBSLA) — Investigators are calling a commercial fire that broke out in Eagle Rock Sunday “suspicious.”

The fire broke out at a one-story building in the 4500 block of Eagle Rock Blvd. near Corliss St. around 3:30 p.m., at one point burning so intensely firefighters evacuated an apartment building next door.

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Firefighters fought the blaze for about an hour and remained on the scene, alongside arson investigators, Sunday night.

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“The sky was blanketed with smoke. It was just unbearable,” said neighbor David Van Dyke.

CBS2/KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo reports firefighters discovered the building had been vacant and the compound reinforced and fenced-up.

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There were no signs anyone had been squatting at the property.