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Strip mall fire knocks out power in Van Nuys

January 19, 2010 12:12:26 AM PST
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.