Video: Two building fires at old California rehab center

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Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times:

Simultaneous fires destroyed two vacant buildings at the 129-year-old Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center campus in Downey early Monday, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to a blaze on the Rancho Los Amigos south campus at 2:28 a.m. and found an abandoned two-story house near Erickson Avenue and Consuelo Street fully engulfed in flames, the Downey Fire Department said in a statement.

As firefighters were trying to put out the fire, another blaze was reported on the campus. More fire crews were called to the scene, and they found a burning 50-by-50-foot commercial building to the southeast, according to the fire department.