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Canoga Park strip mall fire: Man's body found

Firefighters battle a fire at a strip mall in Canoga Park on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

November 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Authorities are trying to identify a man whose body was found inside a burned-out strip mall in Canoga Park.

The fire started on Thursday in the 7800 block of Alabama Avenue. Firefighters were able to contain the damage to seven of the 14 shops.

The man's body was found in the shop where the fire started. Officials say there were no working smoke alarms or security doors in that particular shop, but it was equipped with fire sprinklers.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.