Los Angeles was the scene of the biggest fire in its history Tuesday when a house on a strip of land that was once a gay bath house burned to the ground.
Firefighters battled flames for more than two hours to save the building at 3201 W. Magnolia Ave., located on the northwest corner of Magnolia Avenue and Washington Boulevard, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The building was not immediately damaged, according to the newspaper.
A spokesperson for the fire department said there were no injuries.
The cause of the fire was not released.
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those who lost their lives,” the department said in a statement.
The blaze occurred about 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, officials said.
It was not known whether anyone inside the house was inside at the time.
“There was no fire alarm going off.
It could have been someone who didn’t get in,” neighbor Tania Rios told the Los Angelenos Times.
“I’m so sorry for what happened, I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a victim.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.