Fire crews douse blaze that engulfed commercial building in South L.A.

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Fire crews were called to fight a blaze that ignited at a commercial building in the Central-Alameda neighborhood of South Los Angeles Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported about 3:39 a.m. in the 2700 block of South Long Beach Avenue, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange stated in a news alert.

Nearly 150 firefighters responded to the incident, Prange said.

Heavy fire was coming from the 21,000-square-foot, one-story commercial building, prompting crews to go into a defensive mode.

No one was inside the building , which was closed, when the fire started.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed firefighters putting water on the blaze from atop ladder trucks surrounding the structure.

The building was filled with textiles and packaged garments, according to the Fire Department.

After nearly two hours fighting the blaze, the bulk of the flames had been extinguished, according to a Fire Department update at 5:30 a.m.

Crews managed to confine the flames to the building of origin. None of the nearby homes were damaged, the Fire Department stated.

There were no reports of injuries resulting from the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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