West Covinians should have been aware of the fire on Friday when a building that was supposed to be closed to visitors became a hotspot of concern for the city.
A fire broke out in the perimeter mall in West Covinas, causing major damage.
The fire was brought under control around 9 p.m.
The fire department says a fire started in a building on the north side of the mall, and that’s where the fire spread.
Firefighters were dispatched to the area at 8:20 p.p.m., but they found no one in danger, the West Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement.
There was no word on the cause of the blaze.
The West Covins Fire Department tweeted, “Fire started at West Covinos perimeter mall.
Firefighting teams fighting a massive blaze.
Units are on scene.
Units have limited resources.
Firefighters are working to control the fire.”
There are reports of two people who were in the mall at the time of the incident.
They have since been released.
“We are still trying to get a sense of what exactly caused this fire,” West Covino Fire Chief John Huggins told the Los Angeles Times.
West Covinas Fire Chief Huggons told the LA Times that firefighters are still on scene and are unsure if the cause was caused by the perimeter fire.
This is a developing story.
Check back for updates.