Blaze destroys building in LA’s North Hollywood area

June 10, 2019
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Firefighters overlook the remains of Tokyo Delves Sushi Bar after it was damaged by an early morning on Monday, June 10, 2019 in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Two men were also taken into custody at the scene after a fight broke out between them. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators are investigating a dramatic fire in a North Hollywood building housing five businesses.

The blaze erupted shortly before 6 a.m. Monday in a row of one-story commercial structures and quickly turned into an inferno.

More than 110 firefighters battled the flames, pouring heavy streams of water into the building until a knockdown was declared after a little over two hours.

The Fire Department says there were no injuries directly related to the fire, but a man with a non-life-threatening injury was taken to a hospital in police custody. The department has no further information about the man.

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