A firefighter climbs to the top of the building earlier in the evening.
Three firefighters push a ladder up to lean it against the side of the building.
A fireman runs towards the building holding an ax.
Some firefighters battle the blaze from the ground.
A police officers stands near the police line while the fire rages in the background.
A crowd gathered to watch the fire on the corner of Channing Way and Telegraph Avenue.
Firefighters, surrounded by smoke, worked to battle the blaze.
Two firefighters walk down Telegraph Avenue towards the blaze.
Two bystanders embraced at the police line.
Firefighters attempted to extinguish the fire from above.
Some firefighters also battled the fire from the roof of a nearby building.
By early Saturday morning, flames had reached the roof of the building.