Two buildings were destroyed Monday night in a major emergency fire in North Hollywood that burned for nearly two hours before being extinguished.
The fire was first reported around 9 p.m. in the 5400 block of North Tujunga Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire was "well developed" by 9:15 p.m., according to the LAFD.
Newschopper4 was over the flames and saw a big cloud of smoke around 9:25 p.m. Large flareups were being attacked by firefighters on tall ladders. More than a dozen streams of water could be seen attacking the fire from all sides, with crews moving onto a neighboring building to shoot down at the stubborn flames.
Around 9:50 p.m., the LAFD called the fire a "Major Emergency" and said 111 firefighters were responding to the fire.
Around 10 p.m., firefighters appeared to have finally squashed the majority of the fire, though an orange glow was still visible and the fire was still being attacked by at least a half dozen water lines.