Fire erupts at Animo South LA Charter High School

Smoke is seen from a fire at Animo South L.A. Charter High School on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A 2nd-alarm fire ripped through a high school in South Los Angeles on Tuesday, causing extensive damage.

The blaze erupted at Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School in the 11100 block of Western Avenue around 2:15 p.m. School was not in session at the time and no one was hurt.

An engine company on patrol in the area noticed a column of smoke, and officials quickly responded.

According to Los Angeles County Fire inspector Scott Miller, a roof, facade and exterior wall collapsed.

"This was a difficult fire just due to those challenges however we did fight this fire as aggressively as possible," said Miller.

Crews remain at the scene to keep an eye out for flare-ups. A cause of the fire is under investigation.

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