DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Fire Department responded Monday to a fire in a vacant two-story church located at 1742 S. Trinity St. downtown.
Fire crews responded to reports of the blaze around 3:30 p.m.READ MORE: Kat Von D Closing West Hollywood Tattoo Shop, Moving To Indiana
The fire was upgraded to “greater-alarm” status shortly after crews arrived due to two adjacent commercial buildings being threatened by the flames.
LAFD was able to extinguish the fire in approximately one hour.READ MORE: Los Angeles Receives $224 Million Loan From EPA For Water Recycling Project
Reporting from Sky9, CBSLA’s Desmond Shaw said that firefighters had to take a defensive posture while fighting the blaze because of serious structural damage to the church.
So far, no injuries have been reported.MORE NEWS: LADWP Extends Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs
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