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Fire races through South Carthay empty office space

Firefighters battle a fire in an empty office space in the 1200 block of South La Cienega Boulevard in the South Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
January 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
It took more than 100 firefighters nearly an hour to knock down a business fire in the 1200 block of South La Cienega Boulevard in the South Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The fire started around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in an empty office space and sent fire and smoke shooting into the sky.

Crews used chainsaws and hoses for nearly an hour. The blaze was eventually contained to an upstairs portion of the building.

There were no reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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