Fire out in Westchester building [Updated]
[Updated at 8:50 a.m.: Fire officials confirmed that the building housed a medical marijuana operation, and added that the structure was two stories, not one.]
Firefighters put out a blaze that broke out this morning in a one-story commercial building in Westchester.
No injuries were reported in the 5:34 a.m. fire, which occurred in the 8900 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, said Rich Matheney, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire was contained by 6:03 a.m.
The cause was under investigation, and a damage estimate was not immediately available, Matheney said.
-- Nicole Santa Cruz
Photos: (top) Arson investigators use a dog named Major to search for accelerants. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
(bottom) The building's smoke-damaged door. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times