A building was burning in the Historic South-Central area of Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, next to lanes of the eastbound 10 Freeway.

The fire began burning around 4:30 p.m. at Washington Blvd. and San Pedro St.

Heavy smoke was seen from the vacant one-story commercial building, according to the LA Fire Department.

Traffic was already appearing to slow on the 10 Freeway next to the blaze, with traffic down to one lane.

More than 100 firefighters were battling the blaze. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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