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Fire Blazes Through Mar Vista Strip Mall
A fire erupted in a strip mall on in Mar Vista around 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Los Angeles Fire Department received reports of a fire at 3519 S. Centinela Avenue, which is the address of an attached building that houses several businesses. After 95 minutes of emergency response, the LAFD successfully extinguished the flames around 1:30 p.m. and reported no injury in a statement.
The LAFD described the flames as "stubborn," with 117 firefighting personnel on the scene by 12:50 p.m. Centinela Avenue was shut down during the fire and 945 people lost power in the area, according to CBS. The 9200 square feet building houses seven business that all share an attic, where the blaze originated. The cause for the fire is still unknown.
Structure Fire at Palms Blvd and Centinela. This video was 20min ago, whole building might be damaged. #CentinelaFire pic.twitter.com/jFtmnUYOI9— CulverCity311 (@Culvercity311) May 7, 2017
11 fire truck fire at Centinella & Palms in Santa Monica / West LA. pic.twitter.com/a4vzo2Fx9m— Peter Szabo (@pszabo) May 7, 2017
#MarVista strip mall fire on Centinela. Looks like #LAFD making quick progress. @CBSLA #CBSLA pic.twitter.com/esrNAK1YZd— Greg Mills (@GregMillsTVNews) May 7, 2017
Stay away from Centinela and Palms. Horrible fire in progress. :( #marvista pic.twitter.com/rE5Gbaaa34— Steve Talkowski (@SteveTalkowski) May 7, 2017
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