Fiery Crash Causes Chase Bank Roof to Collapse

A speeding driver crashed into a Chase building near the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, catching on fire and causing the bank building to catch on fire early Saturday morning.

The Honda sedan was speeding and lost control when it crashed into the building, according to authorities.

The ceiling of the building collapsed as firefighters worked for almost four hours to put out the fire.

Two people, a man and a woman, were helped by Torrance police.

Firefighters remained on the scene to keep an eye on hotspots and to wait on the bank to be fenced off.

About 46 firefighters from various departments assisted in putting out this fire.

Northbound Hawthorne boulevard was closed from Carson Street to Del Amo Circle, as well as westbound lanes on Carson Street from Del Amo Circle to Hawthorne Boulevard.

An employee of Torrance transit said that four of the bus routes that stop at Carson Street and Hawthorne Boulevard have been detoured due to the fire.

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