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Arson probed after major Los Angeles blaze and smaller fires


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A raging fire destroyed a vacant commercial building in Los Angeles and numerous other small fires broke out in the same area, triggering an arson investigation. Flames lit up the sky before dawn Wednesday in the North Hollywood area as the fire spread through a former restaurant. More than 100 firefighters battled the flames and the fire department also deployed its robot firefighting vehicle. The building sustained heavy damage and substantially collapsed, but no injuries were reported. Fire Capt. Erik Scott says 10 other small blazes broke out in the same area within an hour. Police say two people of interest have been detained.

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