Firefighters Battle Greater Alarm Fire at Commercial Building in Baldwin Hills

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More than 100 firefighters battled a greater alarm fire at a commercial building in Baldwin Hills on Friday.

The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. at a business in the 6000 block of West Jefferson Boulevard.

By the time crews arrived, flames were already visible through the roof of the structure prompting firefighters to treat the blaze as a defensive operation,  according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Flames shot through the roof at a greater alarm commercial fire in Culver City on Jan. 16, 2015. (Credit: @steferoniii)
Flames shot through the roof at a greater alarm commercial fire near Culver City on Jan. 16, 2015. (Credit: @steferoniii)

The structure began to collapse within 12 minutes of the first 911 call, Humphrey said.

The fire started at “Inner Gardens,” described on its website as a business specializing landscape design, rare and unusual plants and garden antiques.

Fire crews had the fire knocked down in just over an hour.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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