Commercial fire sends towering smoke over South Los Angeles

UPDATE: Firefighters have extinguished a blaze on a commercial property that sent up a towering column of dark smoke over South Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A fire on a commercial property is sending a towering column of smoke into the sky over South Los Angeles.

Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the fire was reported at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday at the rear of a one-story business.

Eighty-six firefighters have been dispatched.

KTTV reports that some of the material burning appears to be piles of mattresses.

No word on how the fire started, but police will be investigating.

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