"A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early today engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction, damaged two other buildings and left freeways and roads closed," reports the LA Times. This image by Gautam Trivedi is impressive, almost like the aftermath of a nuclear mushroom.

This impressive image above by Eric Politzer looks terrifying too:

The Associated Press has video of the raging flames, which "destroyed a 7-story apartment building under construction and damaged two others early Monday morning in downtown," according to CBS.


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