Fire erupts at strip mall in Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, Calif.

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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