Firefighters Battle Blaze at Former Auto-Body Shop in Sherman Oaks

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Firefighters battled a blaze at a one-story commercial building on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks Tuesday afternoon.

Los Angeles firefighters battle a blaze at a commercial building in Sherman Oaks on Sept. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles firefighters battle a blaze at a commercial building in Sherman Oaks on Sept. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The building is under demolition, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was called to the fire at 4:07 p.m.

Thirty-four firefighters responded, knocking down the flames in 23 minutes.

The blaze burned in the 14300 block of Ventura Boulevard, apparently at a former auto-body business.

The fire was in a “large rubbish pile,” and the building itself was protected from flames, according to LAFD.