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.READ MORE: One Killed In Fiery Wreck On 60 Freeway In Hacienda Heights
Firefighters fought the blaze for about an hour and remained on the scene, alongside arson investigators, Sunday night.READ MORE: Driver Slams Into Homeless Encampment In Brentwood
“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.MORE NEWS: Driver Speeds Away After Hitting, Killing Woman On Topanga Roadway
There were no signs anyone had been squatting at the property.