More than 100 firefighters responded to a blaze Thursday that erupted in a vacant building that once housed a grocery store in Sun Valley.
Heavy fire was reported about 3 a.m. coming from the one-story commercial building located in the 8000 block of North Vineland Avenue, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated in a news alert.
Firefighters were forced into a defensive mode as they fought the blaze, which was declared a “major emergency” by the Fire Department.
Streams deployed from outside the building were making progress on the blaze, according to an update from the Fire Department about 4:20 a.m.
The fire was finally extinguished after a 1 hour and 35 minute battle.
An arson team was responding to the scene to conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire.
The 80,000 square-foot building was constructed in 1958, according to the Fire Department.
No injuries were reported in the fire.