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Fire erupts again in vacant South LA building

Abandoned building burns again in South LA
Abandoned building burns again in South LA 00:29

A vacant building that had previously burned caught fire again Wednesday morning in South LA.

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The fire was first spotted at about 7:40 a.m. in the 100 block of East Washington Boulevard, at Main Street.

It's not known yet if there were any injuries.

The building had already burned before, and charred remains in the rear of the building were visible from Sky 2. The new fire appears to be burning in the front portion of the building.

Firefighters had much of the fire under control by about 8:50 a.m. However, an official "knockdown" was not declared.

"The condition of the building created significant safety hazards, therefore it is requiring a longer time to ensure all personnel remain safe while reaching the remaining pockets of fire," according to LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

Despite the large plume of black smoke visible from across Los Angeles, crews were able to keep the flames from spreading to neighboring structures.

Fire officials have requested the the Blue Line Metro train track by temporarily shut down between Grand and San Pedro for emergency operations.

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