Fire burns through roof of building in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES – A building in downtown Los Angeles caught fire Wednesday morning, prompting a large response from firefighters.

The blaze started about 5 a.m. and burned until 8:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Margo Street, about four blocks from Staples Center, according to Los Angeles Fire Department. Pallets inside the structure contributed to heavy smoke and fire.

KTLA’s helicopter showed video of flames burning through the roof of the commercial structure.

More than 160 firefighters were battling the blaze, according to LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Concrete structures neighboring the building helped keep the fire from spreading, LAFD Capt. Silverman said.