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A fire in West Hollywood can be seen on Aug. 23, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Clouds of smoke surround a fire in West Hollywood on Aug. 23, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

A fire at a commercial structure in West Hollywood was reported Wednesday evening, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire occurred in the 7800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard just before 6 p.m. and involved a one-story commercial building with an area of 1,000 square feet, officials said.

Sky5 footage showed heavy clouds of smoke coming from a building for Executive Car Leasing, a business that sells new and used automobiles, according to its website.

On Twitter, officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said traffic in the nearby area was blocked and people should avoid the area near Santa Monica Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue.

L.A. Metro said buses in an area close by would be detoured to Melrose Avenue due to "nearby fire activity," according to a tweet.

Sky5 footage showed firefighters climbing a ladder to get on top of the roof to try putting out the blaze.

Check back for more updates on this developing story.

KTLA's Nidia Becerra contributed to this article.