LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – One person was found dead in a massive commercial fire in South Los Angeles early Tuesday morning.

May 4, 2021. (CBSLA)

The greater-alarm fire was reported in the 1800 block of East 57th Street at 11:57 p.m. Monday.

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Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded to find a one-story metal-clad commercial building ablaze, with the flames threatening to spread to several surrounding structures.

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Crews took a defensive position, protecting the surrounding structures. It took 67 firefighters about 72 minutes to bring the fire under control.

One person was found dead. The victim was not identified.

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The cause of the person’s death and the cause of the fire are under investigation.