Firefighters knock down Eagle Rock commercial building blaze [updated]

EAGLE ROCK — The roof of a commercial building in the 4500 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard partially collapsed this afternoon after a fire broke out in the structure, says the LAFD.

There are no reports of injury. Southbound traffic on Eagle Rock Boulevard has reportedly been blocked.

“Firefighters … made good progress against the bulk of the fire using 2 1/2 hand lines,” the LAFD said on Twitter. “Crews are now moving back to an offensive operation and making access to continue knocking down the smaller areas with fire remaining with handlines.”

The fire, which was initially reported at about 3:30 pm, appears to be burning in a one-story building adjacent to Philippine Village, which houses several businesses and offices.

Update @ 5:08 pm: The fire has been knocked down, said the LAFD. The building and the adjacent Philippine Village were vacant and fenced off when the fire broke out.  Residents from nearby apartment buildings will be allowed to return to their homes but nearby traffic lanes will remain blocked an undetermined amount of time.


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