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Fire Breaks Out in Row of Northridge Businesses, Kills Dog

Forty-two firefighters responded and knocked down the flames in 16 minutes.

The fire this afternoon on Napa Street. Photo credit: Greg Doyle for Patch.
The fire this afternoon on Napa Street. Photo credit: Greg Doyle for Patch.

Originally posted at 8 p.m. July 6, 2014. Edited to add photos, details.

A fire that broke out today in one unit of a row of one-story businesses in Northridge took the life of a pet dog but caused no human injuries, authorities said.

The fire broke out about 5:25 p.m. in the 18100 block of Napa Street, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Forty-two firefighters responded and knocked down the flames in 16 minutes, confining the fire to a single business, identified as Iron Designs by Art, Humphrey said.

The dog was found in an office, apparently overcome by smoke, he said.

The blaze did an estimated $80,000 in damage, $50,000 to the structure and $30,000 to its contents, Humphrey said.

Firefighters were able to save the business' records, he said.

The dog appeared to have lived at the business, according to Humphrey.

--City News Service


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