Part of Hyde Park Building Collapses in Early Morning Fire

Video showed a portion of the building northeast of Inglewood collapse.

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A firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning at a blaze in a commercial building in the Hyde Park area that burned for approximately 90 minutes before being extinguished.

Part of the building collapsed during the fire, which LAFD reported at 12:24 a.m. in the 4400 block of S. Crenshaw Blvd. Crews found fire burning through the roof of a two-story building, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A total of 160 firefighters extinguished the Major Emergency fire in 90 minutes while protecting a nearby three-story building from fire damage. A knockdown was called at 1:54 a.m., Stewart said.

"The fire extended from the original unit into a 2nd attached occupancy," said Stewart.

A firefighter sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, Stewart added.

Per department protocol for a Major Emergency fire, arson investigators were on scene.

The investigation was expected to last through the early morning hours, and drivers were asked to avoid the intersection, Stewart said.


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Editor's Note: A prior version of this City News Service article incorrectly identified a business affected by the fire.

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