Firefighters from Station 8 of the L.A. County Fire Department assisted by the Beverly Hills Fire Department are currently working to knock down a fire at the Executive Car Leasing building at 7807 Santa Monica Blvd. at Ogden Drive.
A call came in alerting the fire department to the blaze at around 6 p.m. today. It generated large amounts of smoke that drifted past Gardner and led to the closing of Santa Monica Boulevard between Genesee and Fairfax in both directions during rush hour.
WEHOville will update with more information as it becomes available.