Massive fire in downtown Los Angeles as presented by: Boston Big Picture

Los Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles, California December 8, 2014. Over 250 firefighters battled the early morning blaze. The fire shutdown two major freeways, according to The Los Angeles Fire Department and California Highway Patrol. Because the building was under construction, no injuries were reported. The intense heat of the blaze melted nearby highway signs and burst windows of surrounding buildings, the Los Angeles Times reported. Flames could be seen for miles from the fire that started about 1:20 a.m.The fire was extinguished, but firefighters were still on the scene monitoring hot spots.

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