One person was arrested as firefighters battled a raging fire at an abandoned restaurant in North Hollywood Wednesday morning that might have been intentionally set, authorities said.

Fire officials, along with the Los Angeles Police Department, are working to determined if the blaze is related to other small fires that were reported in the area within the same hour.

The fire was reported around 6:40 a.m. in the 6200 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard.

Firefighters encountered intense flames and heavy smoke, which were visible across the San Fernando Valley.

Sky5 aerial footage showed firefighters dousing the flames from several ladders. The building, which had previously burned, was destroyed.

No injuries were reported.

George Metsos, the former owner of vacant restaurant told KTLA he was shocked to learn of the fire.

He said his parents, who were Greek immigrants, had built the restaurant from the ground up, and were proud of that accomplishment.

“They made it so beautiful and so nice that no one in the Valley had seen a restaurant like this,” Metsos said.

Police detaining a man in connection with the North Hollywood commercial fire on Oct. 26, 2022. (KTLA)

Firefighters found nearly a dozen smaller fires in the area, including at a dumpster, a car and a Yum Yum Donuts, officials said.

Sky5 also captured a video of a man in a white shirt being taken into police custody at Martha Street and Tujunga Avenue. Officials later said another person was detained in connection to the blaze. Later, officials indicated that one person was released and the other was arrested in connection with the fire.

Authorities are now working to determine if all of the fires are related.

“We pulled in every single one of our arson investigators. We take this very seriously, and we’re being very proactive with our friends from law enforcement,” said Capt. Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. “LAPD has jumped up on our side.”