El Monte firefighters help with large commercial building fires.

Saturday morning saw more than 100 Los Angeles County firefighters respond to a large commercial fire at El Monte.

The fire broke out at the building at 4601 Arden Dr. just before 10:40 AM.

Numerous engine companies responded as smoke and flames billowed from the one-story commercial building.

The fire was now a third-alarm and firefighters started to switch to it at 11:45 a.m. “defensive mode,” County Fire tweeted the following:.

Multiple 100-foot firefighting ladders were deployed around the vacant building to pour water on it from the top, while firefighters continued fighting the flames.

No injuries had been reported as of Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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