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Fire Tears Through Old Greyhound Terminal Downtown, Damaging Nine Shops

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A fire tore through the former Greyhound terminal in downtown L.A. on Wednesday evening, damaging nine of the shops housed within the building. Five units were damaged by fire and smoke damaged another four, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

Firefighters first responded to reports of heavy smoke at 630 S. Los Angeles Street at around 6:30 p.m. Upon arriving, they had to open access through the ceiling to find the fire that was causing the smoke. Inside, the firefighters also had to do "extensive overhaul" at shops that were filled with baled goods for all units to reach the fire.

The fire was reported extinguished at about 8:30 p.m. More than 120 firefighters had responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

As noted at the L.A. Times, the shops sat under a parking structure inside the former terminal, which was built in 1966. The concrete structure takes up more than 360,000 square feet. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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One person who was at the scene captured the plumes of smoke on camera:

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