Firefighters battle intense blaze at Bellflower storage facility

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Dozens of firefighters battled a fast-moving blaze at a commercial building in Bellflower that was threatening nearby structures, officials said Tuesday.

The fire was reported around 2:35 p.m. at ExtraSpace Storage located at 17701 Ibbetson Ave., the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.

Video from Sky5 showed heavy smoke and flames coming from the single-story building, which is located adjacent to other businesses, including a car wash and apartment homes on a nearby street.

More than 80 firefighters battled the third-alarm fire from the ground and the roof of the building.

At 5:05 p.m., the fire was still actively burning.

No injuries were reported, but an apartment had to be red-tagged and residents were displaced.

The intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Woodruff Place were temporarily closed down to make way for fire vehicles.

By 10 p.m., crews were still on scene trying to extinguish the flames completely.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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