Authorities did not report any injuries after a fire at a homeless encampment near Venice Beach spread to an empty commercial building early Wednesday.

Some 116 firefighters continued to work on extinguishing the flames at 723 S. Ocean Front Walk about 1 1/2 hours after the blaze was reported just before 7 a.m., according to the L.A. Fire Department.

The fire started at an encampment on the south side of the nearly 70-year-old building, briefly threatening two other nearby structures, the Fire Department said.

The department provided no further information about what might have ignited the flames.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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