VAN NUYS, Calif. --Authorities said a fire at a strip mall in Van Nuys damaged an attic and knocked out power early Monday morning.Flames broke out in the attic area above an insurance office and a discount store shortly before 4 a.m. on Saticoy Street near Sepulveda Boulevard.
It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the flames, but the fire knocked down some nearby power lines. Power was restored by 9 a.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
City News Service contributed to this story.