Boyle Heights — Fire crews took about 24 minutes to extinguish a fire that broke out this morning in a vacant duplex in the 500 block of S. Chicago Street, said the L.A. Fire Department.
The blaze, which was reported at about 10 am, sent up a thick column of smoke into the sky that was visible across a wide area. The fire was limited primarily to the attic, said LAFD.
There were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
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