A massive fire destroyed two commercial buildings in Los Angeles on Wednesday and took down power lines as firefighters battled to get it under control. 

San Bernardino County firefighters rushed to the commercial yard in Adelanto, California, after 911 callers reported hearing explosions and seeing flames at around 4.35pm.

Firefighters at the scene were trying to prevent the flames from spreading to a former fire station, strip mall or nearby homes, Los Angeles Times reported.

Aerial video footage shows thick plumes of smoke rising from the fierce blaze, which engulfed two commercial buildings.

San Bernardino County firefighters rushed to the scene in Adelanto, California, after 911 callers reported hearing explosions and seeing flames at around 4.35pm

San Bernardino County firefighters rushed to the scene in Adelanto, California, after 911 callers reported hearing explosions and seeing flames at around 4.35pm

San Bernardino County firefighters rushed to the scene in Adelanto, California, after 911 callers reported hearing explosions and seeing flames at around 4.35pm

Aerial video footage shows thick plumes of smoke rising from the fierce blaze, which engulfed two commercial buildings

Aerial video footage shows thick plumes of smoke rising from the fierce blaze, which engulfed two commercial buildings

Aerial video footage shows thick plumes of smoke rising from the fierce blaze, which engulfed two commercial buildings

The blaze (pictured) on the commercial yard engulfed two buildings, with firefighters working to prevent the flames from spreading to a former fire station, strip mall or nearby homes

The blaze (pictured) on the commercial yard engulfed two buildings, with firefighters working to prevent the flames from spreading to a former fire station, strip mall or nearby homes

The blaze (pictured) on the commercial yard engulfed two buildings, with firefighters working to prevent the flames from spreading to a former fire station, strip mall or nearby homes

In a video clip, firefighters douse the flames with powerful water hoses in a bid to get the raging fire under control, which had spread to the courtyard

In a video clip, firefighters douse the flames with powerful water hoses in a bid to get the raging fire under control, which had spread to the courtyard

In a video clip, firefighters douse the flames with powerful water hoses in a bid to get the raging fire under control, which had spread to the courtyard

In the clip, firefighters douse the flames with powerful water hoses in a bid to get the raging fire under control, which had spread to the courtyard.

Mike McClintock, a battalion chief with the county Fire Protection District, said a second alarm, to double the fire department’s response, was quickly requested to contain the blaze.

He told the LA Times: ‘Due to the large fire and threats, a second alarm was quickly requested.

‘Limited water supply and downed power lines hampered firefighting efforts.’ 

The fire was put out at 7.30pm, around three hours after initial reports, after destroying two buildings, including the former fire station, Mr McClintock said.

Two buildings, including the former fire station, were destroyed in the fierce blaze and a landscaping company also suffered losses to its products and yards

Two buildings, including the former fire station, were destroyed in the fierce blaze and a landscaping company also suffered losses to its products and yards

Two buildings, including the former fire station, were destroyed in the fierce blaze and a landscaping company also suffered losses to its products and yards

Mike McClintock, a battalion chief with the county Fire Protection District, said a second alarm, to double the fire department's response, was requested to contain the blaze

Mike McClintock, a battalion chief with the county Fire Protection District, said a second alarm, to double the fire department's response, was requested to contain the blaze

Mike McClintock, a battalion chief with the county Fire Protection District, said a second alarm, to double the fire department’s response, was requested to contain the blaze

The fire (pictured in video footage) was put out at 7.30pm, around three hours after initial reports, with no damage to the strip mall or nearby homes

The fire (pictured in video footage) was put out at 7.30pm, around three hours after initial reports, with no damage to the strip mall or nearby homes

The fire (pictured in video footage) was put out at 7.30pm, around three hours after initial reports, with no damage to the strip mall or nearby homes

In a statement shared to Twitter, the fire department reported a 'knockdown' at the building as they shared photographs of the charred wreckage

In a statement shared to Twitter, the fire department reported a 'knockdown' at the building as they shared photographs of the charred wreckage

In a statement shared to Twitter, the fire department reported a ‘knockdown’ at the building as they shared photographs of the charred wreckage

There was no damage to the strip mall or nearby homes but a landscaping company also suffered losses to its products and yards.

Nobody was injured in the fire, Mr McClintock confirmed.

San Bernardino County Fire Department said Victorville and Apple Valley fire crews had assisted with getting the fire under control and repairing downed power lines.

In a statement shared to Twitter, the fire department reported a ‘knockdown’ at the building as they shared photographs of the charred wreckage.

The latest statement read: ‘IC reporting knockdown, no extension to adjacent homes or strip mall. Firefighters will remain on scene for extensive overhaul.’

Drivers and residents have been urged to stay clear of the area as fire crews try to repair downed power lines, according to local media reports. 

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