Fire rips through commercial building in South El Monte, creating large plume of smoke

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (KABC) -- A fire that burned through a commercial building in South El Monte on Thursday sent a large plume of smoke into the air.

The fire was reported around 11:15 a.m. on the 10300 block of Rush Street, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The heavy smoke and flames coming from the two-story building drew at least 70 firefighters to the scene.

It's unclear if anybody was in the building or what started the fire.

DEVELOPING: We will add more details to this report as they become available.
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