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(Bloomberg) — Fire engulfed a huge apartment complex under construction in downtown Los Angeles, closing freeways and snarling traffic for Monday-morning commuters.

The blaze started at about 1 a.m. local time, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katharine Main. The complex, which covers an entire city block, drew more than 250 firefighters. As of about 7 a.m., the fire was contained, though the northbound 110 Freeway bisecting downtown remained closed. Firefighters were trying to put out the last remnants, Main said.

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