A LOS ANGELES FIREFIGHTER hoses down materials from a Westchester commercial building where a fire broke out on July 20th. (Photo courtesy of Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office)

No one was injured in a fire that broke out early Monday, July 20th, causing $500,000 in damage to a Westchester commercial building which contains a medical marijuana dispensary, fire officials said.

More than 90 Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters were called at 5:34 a.m. regarding a fire at the two-story building in the 8900 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, south of Manchester Avenue, in Westchester, LAFD spokesman Rich Matheney said. The Westchester Collective medical marijuana dispensary is among the businesses housed in the building.

When firefighters arrived they saw heavy smoke coming from the rear of the second floor. Firefighters made an “aggressive attack” from the inside of the building and from the roof, Matheney said.

The blaze was contained to one unit and was extinguished in 29 minutes, Matheney said. Six additional units sustained smoke and water damage in the fire, he said.

No tenants were inside the building at the time.

The cause of the fire was under investigation. The total damage was estimated at $300,000 to the structure and $200,000 to the contents. Matheney said LAFD Arson units were investigating to determine if arson was to blame.

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