Southern California firefighters worked to battle a blaze that erupted from a local business Friday.

Los Angeles County fire officials said the three-alarm fire broke out around 4:00 p.m. Pacific time in Hawthorne.

They said the fire gutted a 99-cents only store, causing the roof to collapse and sending plumes of black smoke into the sky.

Nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution as multiple agencies worked to contain the blaze.

There is no word on any injuries.

Investigators are working to determine the cause.

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