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Photos: Almost An Entire City Block Went Up In Flames Last Night

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Firefighters battled a blaze early Wednesday morning that almost burned an entire city block in South L.A.

The 3-alarm fire broke out sometime around 1 a.m. inside a business on the 5700 block of South Hooper Avenue near Florence, reports the L.A. Times. The fire then quickly spread to other buildings on the block, soon burning ten businesses and two homes on the block as over 250 firefighters from L.A. County battled the huge fire.

Despite the close proximity of the buildings and one of the businesses containing highly flammable materials for furniture manufacturing, firefighters were able to tackle the fire in about an hour and a half, according to ABC7.

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Six people were displaced from one home located in the back of a businesses, while the other was vacant. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, but no other injuries have been reported.

Firefighters were also able to pull two dogs—Gato and Shakira—safely from the fire.

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The aftermath of the blaze—which is being referred to as the #HooperFire—was caught on Periscope by L.A. County firefighters and also shared on social media.