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Cause of mansion fire under investigation

September 17, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles Fire Department continues to investigate what sparked a fire that almost destroyed a Hollywood Hills mansion early Wednesday morning.It took firefighters less than an hour to put out the blaze at the four-story house on Sunset Plaza Drive.

There were no reports of injuries.

Authorities have not confirmed what possessions were burned or lost in the fire, but the owner of the house, attorney Brian Witzer, estimates the fire caused as much as $14 million in damage. Witzer is including the cost of damage to the house itself as well as some of his high-priced possessions. Among them were a Faberge egg and a Stradivarius violin.

Witzer's classic car collection was spared by the flames.

The Associated Press and City News Service contributed to this report.

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