Los Angeles Building Fire Closes Parts of 2 Freeways

PHOTO: A photo provided by Nancy Yuille shows a massive fire engulfing an apartment building construction site near downtown Los Angeles, Dec. 8, 2014.PlayNancy Yuille/AP Photo
WATCH Fire Destroys LA Apartment Complex

An apartment building under construction in downtown Los Angeles erupted into flames today, forcing the closure of parts of two major freeways nearby.

About 240 firefighters battled the fire, which began about 4:20 a.m. ET, according to the city's fire department. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

-what are you doing? -watching buildings burn to the ground #dtlafire #dtla #breaking

A video posted by Eva Pogodina (@evapgdn) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:53am PST

Hope everyone in downtown LA is safe! It's a war zone

A video posted by Koa Paden (@koapaden) on Dec 12, 2014 at 2:04am PST

The massive blaze, which was threatening nearby buildings, could be seen throughout the city. At one point, the entire building was in flames.

Downtown LA on fire. #dawnofthedead #downtownla #fire

A video posted by Marlon Beroit (@dafreshesone) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:48am PST

It was unclear what caused the fire.

Huge fire in downtown right now

A video posted by Eric R Larsen (@ericjustr) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:35am PST

The fire forced the California Highway Patrol to shut down Interstate 110 and the southbound lanes of U.S. Route 101 nearby.

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