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Massive Fire In Downtown Los Angeles

Via the Los Angeles Times:
A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early Monday engulfed an apartment tower under construction, damaged two other buildings and left freeways and roads closed. The northbound 110 Freeway remained closed as of 5 a.m., but Caltrans reopened the 101 Freeway and the southbound 110 at around 4:30 a.m. Caltrans says it hopes to reopen the 110 north by 8 a.m. More than 250 firefighters battled the blaze at an apartment tower under construction in the 900 block of Fremont Avenue, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz said. The building contained was 1.3 million square feet of floor space, and officials said two-thirds of it was consumed by flames.
Authorities are advising commuters to seek alternate routes through downtown.

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