Firefighters quickly handled a second-alarm fire that charred most of an abandoned commercial building in West Long Beach Thursday afternoon.
Nobody was hurt in the blaze, which sparked around 1 p.m.
Firefighters quickly headed to the blaze and found the metal-clad structure “fully involved” in fire when units arrived on scene, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Brian Fisk said.
After calling in more units, they quickly extinguished the blaze.
Crews are still investigating what caused the fire, which briefly sent a large column of black smoke billowing into the air where it was visible from Downtown.
Valerie Osier is a breaking news reporter for the Long Beach Post. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @ValerieOsier
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