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Two Freeways Shut Down By Major Fire In LA

"This is a historic fire, what we as firefighters would call a career fire. It's huge," Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz told NBC News.

I hope all the firefighters are safe and no one was hurt in the nearby buildings. I suppose LA will survive without more luxury housing:

A massive fire at a Los Angeles construction site the size of a city block shut down sections of two major freeways for hours early Monday.

Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze, which broke out about 1:10 a.m. PT and could be seen for miles.

"This is a historic fire, what we as firefighters would call a career fire. It's huge," Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz told NBC News. "I really can't remember a building fire this big and I have been with the department for 13 years."

The fire, which shut sections of the 110 and 101 freeways, was being fed by wood framing at a planned seven-story luxury apartment complex. Ortiz said he didn't think anyone was living or working there when the fire started.

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