Major emergency in LA as over 100 firefighters battle huge blaze

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At least one person has been injured in a strong fire that broke out on the top floor of a commercial building in Westlake, Los Angeles, local media reported. More than 100 firefighters are battling the blaze, which was given major emergency status.

The six-stories high building on fire is in the 1543 block of West Olympic Boulevard. The LA Fire Department said the fire is currently under control, but has not been extinguished.

At its peak, 170 firefighters were assigned to help put out the blaze, the fire department added.

As the fire raged, firefighters used at least six extendable ladders to rescue anyone who may have been trapped inside. At least one person was rescued this way, local ABC 7 reported, though their condition is unclear.

The burning Westlake neighborhood building was only occupied by businesses, LAFD reported. According to The Los Angeles Times citing public records, it houses a law firm, an accounting firm, an ad agency, a court reporting service and a chiropractic office.