SOUTH EL MONTE (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County Fire Department reported Wednesday afternoon that a crew was called to fight a one-story commercial building fire in South El Monte on the corner of Rush Street and Merced Avenue.

Incident commanders requested a second alarm response, bringing 60 total firefighters to the scene of the fire.

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It took the crews 16 minutes to extinguish the fire. No injuries have yet been reported.

The nature of the building, estimated to be 50’x100′ in size, is unknown.

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They have requested a road closure of Rush Street, and are asking the public to avoid the area.

An investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the fire.

More to follow.

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