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6th St./La Brea Ave. Apartment Fire; Traffic Snarls

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On scene photos by Roxanne Musterer, LAist Reader

The Los Angeles Fire Department is reporting a two story apartment building with fire showing from the attic that began shortly before 2:30 p.m. at 5449 6th St. between Detroit St. and La Brea Ave. CBS2 reports:

Flames engulfed a two-story apartment building near Park La Brea Tuesday, sending a thick plume of black smoke into the air and forcing residents to evacuate, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. The fire broke out near the intersection of Detroit and Sixth streets, d'Lisa Davies of the city Fire Department said. At least 85 firefighters were on scene, but more were being called. [CBS2]
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So far, no injuries are reported. KCAL9 on air news said it started when two workmen in a unit were doing something with solder. 120 firefighters fought the fire, knocking it down at 3:45 p.m. 6th St. is currently closed in both directions between La Brea and Detroit until further notice. More photos after the jump.