On Tuesday night, a massive fire in California destroyed a large portion of an under-construction hotel, according to news reports.
Flames engulfed a building at the Mian Plaza and Convention Center in Camarillo at 7:10 pm, according to footage from the Ventura County Fire Department’s YouTube channel.
The Ventura County Star stated that the fire had erupted on the second floor and had spread quickly to the other floors of the four-story building.
Firefighters fought the blaze on Highway 101, which was shut down for a period of time.
According to a statement from the Ventura County Fire Department, “fire activity [had] significantly decreased” by 10 p.m.
Firefighters from the department released a video on Twitter showing smoke coming from the ruins, but the fires had been extinguished, according to the video.
In addition to the affected hotel in California, the convention center included one other hotel, a conference center, and restaurants to be constructed. This has been the second massive fire in California after the Home Depot fire reported in the last seven days.