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Fire erupts at strip mall in Hawthorne

Firefighters battled a fire at a strip mall in Hawthorne Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

December 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A fire erupted at a strip mall in Hawthorne Wednesday night.

The 3-alarm fire broke out just before 9 p.m. on the 12700 block of Hawthorne Boulevard.

As many as 200 firefighters battled the fire. Among the businesses lost was a discount store. Firefighters were able to save an insurance building next door.

No injuries were immediately reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

DEVELOPING: We will add more details as they become available.

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