Commercial fire in Compton threatens power lines

City News Service | 5/17/2013, 12:34 p.m.

COMPTON, Calif. -- A fire broke out today in a commercial building in Compton, possibly compromising power lines, county fire officials said.

The blaze was reported at 3:24 p.m. in the 5000 block of Compton Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The structure was engulfed in flames and continued to burn as of 4 p.m., fire officials said.

There may be power lines down behind the burning building, fire officials said. Southern California Edison were dispatched to the scene.

No injuries were reported.