Firefighters knocked down the blaze, which caused the roof of a commercial building to collapse.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA — A greater alarm fire tore through a row of commercial buildings in North Hollywood Monday afternoon.
It took about 100 firefighters to knock down the blaze in the 6200 block of North Laurel Canyon Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire shut down portions of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, and drivers were advised to avoid the area.
The blaze broke out at about 3:30 Monday afternoon and was contained by 4:20 p.m., said Brian Humphrey, fire department spokesman.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they saw flames shooting through the roof. The roof partially caved in during the fire.
“Though persons believed to be transients were seen leaving the building on LAFD arrival, none reported anyone injured or remaining in the building,” Humphrey said. “A comprehensive search of the still smoldering premises continues. No persons discovered within or injuries thus far reported.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.