Firefighter hospitalized after battling flames at commercial building in downtown LA

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A dramatic fire broke out early Tuesday morning at a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles, prompting a response by more than 100 firefighters. (KABC)

A firefighter was hospitalized in fair condition after a dramatic blaze broke out early Tuesday morning at a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles, officials said.

The firefighter is expected to survive after suffering a facial injury, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Aerial video from AIR7 HD showed flames rising from the 30,000-square-foot building in the 700 block of Pico Boulevard after the roof collapsed shortly before 5 a.m.

The inferno was extinguished in 47 minutes by 117 firefighters and did not spread to adjacent structures, the LAFD said.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.
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