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Huge fire in downtown Los Angeles shuts down two freeways

More than 250 firefighters are battling a massive blaze in downtown Los Angeles that has shut down sections of two main highways right before the beginning of Monday's morning commute. The conflagration is at 909 W. Temple St., a partially constructed 7-story upscale apartment and retail complex, says Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz, and "it's huge."

When the fire broke out at about 1:20 a.m. in Los Angeles, it could be seen for miles around, the Los Angeles Times reports. The closed roadways include a stretch of the 101 Freeway where it intersects with the 110 Freeway. No injuries have been reported so far. --Peter Weber