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Huge blaze in downtown Los Angeles engulfs apartment

December 8, 2014 5:02 pm

A pair of massive fires lit up the Los Angeles, California skyline yesterday morning, severely damaging as many as four buildings and closing down freeways during the morning commute.

More than 250 firefighters battled the biggest blaze consuming a seven storey apartment block under construction.

“It’s a large building, about a block long,” fire department spokesman David Ortiz said.

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“The whole building is a total loss. The fire did spread into two neighbouring buildings… [and] was going across the freeway.”

Ortiz said there were no reports of injuries or deaths.

No-one was believed to have been working at the site when the fire broke out about 1:20am (local time).

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