Fire crews are battling a blaze at a two-story vacant theater in Hollywood Wednesday morning.
The fire was reported just before 9 a.m. at 1435 North Las Palmas Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Flames were visible from the roof as firefighters battled the blaze from the ground and on the roof.
Firefighters pulled back into defensive mode and are focusing on protecting surrounding buildings, officials said in an alert.
The building is burning in a congested area of Hollywood. It is surrounded by businesses, apartments and Hollywood High School.
Check back for updates on this developing story.
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