Fire Damages Four-Story Apartment Building in Westlake Area

Awesome dark and dense smoke from a a big fire.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Fire today damaged a four-story apartment building under construction in the Westlake community of Los Angeles.

Firefighters dispatched at 10:26 a.m. to 2121 James M. Wood Blvd. had the blaze out within 26 minutes of their arrival, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

``The unit of the third floor was under construction (pipe sweating operation) and the fire extended into the pipe alley," said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. ``Firefighters opened the walls to chase the fire and confirm the path of travel did not extend up into the attic." No injuries were reported.

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