I took this photo driving west on the 10 through downtown. Traffic wasn’t slower than usual for 11 am, but I did notice black smoke from what I assumed was a building.
I got more info once I got to my apartment. From NBC 4 News:
More than 100 firefighters were sent to the two-story structure at Eighth Street and Central Avenue shortly before 10 a.m., said Jim Wells of the Los Angeles Fire Department. No one was hurt and the fire did not spread to any other structures, Wells said.
The flames were extinguished in about two hours, Wells said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.
Good job, LAFD.