2 homeless rescued from roof of burning building
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It took fire crews nearly three hours to knock down a stubborn early-morning blaze at the site of a former Los Angeles County car dealership.
KABC-TV reports arriving firefighters rescued two homeless people from the roof of the burning building in Ladera Heights.
The fire was reported shortly before 2:30 a.m. and quickly intensified, prompting city fire officials to request assistance from county crews.
Firefighters at first tried to attack the fire from inside but eventually pulled back and took a defensive position from outside.
The flames were knocked down about 5:20 a.m. No injuries were reported.
Arson investigators are on the scene.
Information from: KABC-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/