Dozens of Tenants Displaced by East Hollywood Fire

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EAST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - As many as 25 people have been displaced by an early morning fire at a converted residential building in East Hollywood, authorities said.

It took about 30 firefighters 32 minutes to put out the fire at a 9,300-square-foot, two-story commercial-to-residential conversion in the 5200 block of Sunset Boulevard, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire was reported at 2:33 a.m. with flames showing on both floors.

Several of the approximately 60 tenants were evaluated for possible smoke exposure, but none were hospitalized, Humphrey said. No firefighters were injured.

The displaced tenants will be assisted by the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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