EAST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The roof of a commercial building collapsed in East L.A. after a large fire broke out on Sunday night.
A sign that read, “Casa Olympica,” the name of a vintage clothing store, was seen in flames. Several other storefronts were also involved.
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said the two-story strip mall is located in the 4700 block of East Whittier Boulevard near Arizona Avenue.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE | FS3 l 4708 E Whittier Blvd #EastLA | Firefighters on scene of a 3rd Alarm 2 story strip mall with heavy fire in 5-6 units. All Firefighters are in a defensive mode. #ArizonaIC#LACoFD pic.twitter.com/BTPdlCp5KS
— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) October 5, 2020
It’s unclear what was inside the building that caught fire.
The fire was reported around 8:20 p.m. More than two dozen fire trucks were in the area battling the three-alarm fire, which crews eventually got under control just before 10 p.m. and announced a knockdown shortly after 10:30 p.m.
There’s no word yet as to what caused the fire, and officials have not reported any injuries.
The extent of the damage also remains unclear at this time.