Firefighters Knock Down Flames at a Mid-City Office Building

No injuries were reported in the fire at a Venice Boulevard business

Firefighters knocked down flames at a Mid-City area office building early Thursday, battling heavy smoke and preventing damage to nearby businesses.

Crews responded at 2:39 a.m. to the building at 8563 Venice Boulevard, just west of La Cienega Boulevard. They faced heavy smoke inside the building from a fire at the rear of the structure, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A total of 42 firefighters battled the blaze and a knockdown was declared at 3:10 a.m., Prange said.

The building was not occupied at the time. 

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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