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2-alarm fire burns commercial building in Carson

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CARSON (CNS) - A second-alarm fire burned Tuesday at a commercial building in Carson, prompting some evacuations but resulting in no injuries, authorities said.
   
About four dozen firefighters and a hazardous-materials team were sent to the 200 block of East Gardena Boulevard after the blaze was reported about 10:15 a.m., county fire Inspector Randall Wright said. 
   
The fire, which was extinguished in a little more than two hours, originated in piles of metal shavings and spread to a structure.
   
Arriving fire crews were deployed in a defensive mode because of the dangers of pouring water onto a metal fire, which could send up sparks and ignite other structures or cause injuries, Wright said.
   
Evacuations were ordered for about 100 people in businesses within about a block of the fire scene as a precaution. The evacuations were lifted early this afternoon.
   
The cause of the fire was under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

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