Smoke Causes Traffic Backups on 10 Freeway as Crews Handle House Fire in Pico-Union

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Firefighters battled a house fire early Friday morning in the Pico-Union neighborhood in Mid-City. Smoke from the fire drifted across the 10 Freeway causing traffic backups.

The fire was first reported around 5 a.m. at a two-story 4-plex in the 1800 block of W. 20th Street, according to LAFD.

Fire crews managed to extinguish the flames  in just 34 minutes, although the building suffered significant damage, including a partial roof collapse.

Everyone inside the home managed to get out safely.

Firefighters said there are no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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