Firefighters are still busy putting out hotspots after a massive fire destroyed a building under construction and shut down two freeways in downtown Los Angeles. Fire officials say flames were first reported early this morning at a seven-story apartment building.
More than 250 firefighters battled the fire, but the flames spread and damaged two nearby buildings. Authorities say it could take all morning and possibly into the afternoon before firefighters put out all the hotspots. No one was hurt.
The heavy smoke led the California Highway Patrol to shut down the transition from the northbound 110 Freeway to the northbound 101 Freeway, and part of the southbound 101 for a time.