PICO RIVERA, Los Angeles (AP) — Fire has engulfed a three-story apartment building in a Los Angeles suburb.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department says about 100 firefighters are battling a blaze in the three-story building in Pico Rivera.READ MORE: VIDEO: Woman Dragged By Car In Oakland Chinatown After Having Purse Snatched
The fire erupted in a vacant apartment at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The complex has been evacuated.
Fire officials say one person — not a firefighter — has been injured but there are no other details.READ MORE: 2 San Francisco Residents Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges Following Pursuits In Fresno County
Enormous flames have engulfed most of the roof, and the fire is sending up a thick cloud of black smoke.
Fire officials say the apartments share a common attic, which is helping spread the flames.
The Fire Department ordered all firefighters out of the complex because the roof was collapsing.MORE NEWS: San Francisco-Based Airbnb Reports Huge 4th-Quarter Loss
Instead, crews are directing streams of water from outside the building.