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House Of Spirits Liquor Store In Echo Park Was On Fire In Today's Rainstorm

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House of Spirits Liquor Store in Echo Park (Photo by Thomas Hawk/Flickr CC)
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Echo Park landmark House of Spirits Liquor Store on Sunset Boulevard caught fire this morning, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The department first tweeted out the fire at 8:56 a.m., noting that smoke was "showing from the attic."

Images on Twitter show smoke billowing up from the building, and firefighters going after the blaze -- and simultaneously sheltering themselves from the rain under umbrellas -- from the roof.

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At 9:10 a.m., LAFD updated the status of the fire and described their response, writing on their website that heavy fire was coming from the back of the building, and that firefighters were "continuing a coordinated fire attack."

As of 9:37 a.m., firefighters were still battling the blaze.

At 11:15 a.m., LAFD reported that the fire was put out. The blaze was extinguished in one hour and 15 minutes.

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UPDATES:

Dec. 6, 12:20 p.m.: This article was updated to reflect that the fire has been put out.

This article was originally published at 11:07 a.m.


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