By CBSLA Staff

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A large fire completely destroyed a commercial building in Historic South-Central Los Angeles early Thursday morning, and heavily damaged a second building.

Feb. 25, 2021, (Citizen App)

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The fire broke out a little before 1 a.m. in the 3700 block of South Grand Avenue, near the 110 Freeway and east of Exposition Park.

The fire tore through a one-story commercial building before spreading to an adjacent two-story building, the Los Angeles Fire Department reports.

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It took nearly 100 firefighters more than 2 ½ hours to bring the blaze under control. There were no reported injuries.

Crews were expected to remain on scene throughout the morning to remove debris and conduct overhaul operations.

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Arson investigators were on scene. There was no word on a cause.