Crews battle explosive building fire in Van Nuys

VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles firefighters knocked down an explosive building fire in Van Nuys Wednesday night.

The incident was reported in the 7800 block of Sepulveda Boulevard at about 8:45 p.m. It took 70 firefighters just under 40 minutes to extinguish the blaze.

Large flames were seen shooting through the roof of the two-story structure, but fire crews quickly gained the upper hand by about 9 p.m.

Fire officials said no one was inside the building during the blaze, and investigators were looking into the cause.

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