Two Rescued From Roof of Burning Car Dealership

The former Honda dealership is located on the 5200 block of Centinela Ave. near La Cienega Blvd and La Tijera Blvd.

By Samia Khan, Oleevia Woo and Annette Arreola
|  Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014  |  Updated 1:12 PM PDT
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Two people were rescued during a fire fight at a former car dealership building. Annette Arreola reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday Jan. 21,2014.

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Two people were rescued during a fire fight at a former car dealership building. Annette Arreola reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday Jan. 21,2014.

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Fire Breaks Out at Former Car Dealership

Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire that broke out at a vacant car dealership in Inglewood around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Annette Arreola reports for the NBC4 News at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
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Two homeless men were rescued from the roof of a two-story car dealership that burned early Tuesday in Inglewood.

Crews responded to the vacant dealership at about 2:30 a.m. in the 5200 block of Centinela Ave. near La Cienega Blvd.They knocked down the fire in just under three hours.

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Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the two-story commercial building upon arrival, according to fire officials.

"It used to be a Honda dealership, it's been vacant for a few months," Los Angeles Fire Department Asst. Chief Ralph Terrazas said.

Firefighters rescued two homeless people who were on the roof and searched the vacant building for any additional people who may have been staying in the space.

Approximately 120 firefighters battled the blaze.

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

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