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Inferno tears through commercial building on South Coast

Ventura Fire Department
Ventura firefighters work to control a major industrial building fire early Tuesday morning.

Ventura firefighters spend three hours trying to control blaze.

It was a long night for some South Coast firefighters, who spent hours battling a fire in a commercial building.

The blaze was discovered just before midnight Monday night on the 2600 block of East Main Street in Ventura. They found flames, and smoke pouring from a 75 foot, by 150 foot commercial building.

Ventura firefighters determined there was no one in the building, but soon had to back off due to the intensity of the inferno. It took them about three hours to knock down the fire.

The building was gutted by the flames. The cause is under investigation.