HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Fire crews were battling a greater alarm blaze at a commercial structure Monday night.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, there were 84 firefighters responding to the vacant building as of 9:10 p.m. where flames had spread from the original unit through the attic.READ MORE: George W. Bush To Speak in Beverly Hills, Long Beach
Crews initially responded to the fire in the 7400 block of West Sunset Boulevard, near Gardner Street, at about 8:45 p.m., according to the department.
When crews arrived on scene, flames were already exploding through the roof of the structure, forcing the firefighters to take a defensive position outside of the structure.READ MORE: Biker With Several Felony Warrants Arrested In Westminster
The full extent of the fire was still unknown as fire crews applied large hose streams from the exterior of the structure.
The blaze was officially declared a knockdown at about 9:22 p.m. with 84 firefighters on scene. According to LAFD, gas lines were reportedly feeding the blaze until crews were able to shut off utilities to the structure.MORE NEWS: Thousands Help In Massive Beach Cleanup Effort Saturday
There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire was still under investigation.