Fire crews were battling a three-alarm blaze that broke out at a convenience store and quickly spread to an entire strip mall in Hawthorne on Wednesday.
The fire was spotted by L.A. County fire fighters around 8:45 p.m. at a convenience store in the 12000 block of Hawthorne Boulevard (map).
The flames quickly spread and engulfed other businesses.
Crews were taking a defensive posture in fighting the fire due to “roof collapse & heavy fire conditions,” according to a tweet from L.A. County Fire.
There were no reports of injuries.