South LA

Fire Destroys Roof of Dry Cleaning Business in Harvard Park

The early morning fire sent thick smoke over the South Los Angeles neighborhood.

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Fire destroyed the roof of a dry cleaning business early Wednesday in Harvard Park. 

No injuries were reported during the overnight fire in the 1700 block of West Florence Avenue, just east of Western Avenue. The fire was reported at 5:20 a.m.

Firefighters faced heavy fire through the roof of the building and quickly transitioned into a defensive mode, battling the flames from the exterior. The fire was extinguished in an hour and 35 minutes.

A billboard above the business appeared on the verge of collapse. 

The fire also damaged a historic pre-1933 theater building, and a
single-story house.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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