Firefighters Battle Large Motel Fire in Van Nuys

Firefighters were battling a monster blaze at a vacant Van Nuys inn Sunday, officials said.

The blaze was knocked down at 5:20 p.m., and no injuries were reported, LA County Fire officials said.

The fire erupted at the Voyager Motor Inn in the 6400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard shorly after 2 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Large plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the sky.

The motel was closed and vacant at the time of the fire.

About 150 firefighters were battling the blaze, and working to keep it from spreading to neighboring structures.

Despite the knockdown, firefighters were keeping close eye on the building, as wind gusts were expected overnight. Each time the wind kicked up, firefighters would battle small hot spots. 

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