More Than 100 Animals Rescued in Strip Mall Fire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — Firefighters rescued more than 100 animals from a pet store after a strip mall caught fire in Hollywood early Monday.

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A strip mall in Hollywood caught fire Monday morning.

The fire was reported around 6:30 a.m. at 1188 N. Vermont Ave., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

It took more than 100 firefighters about 50 minutes to extinguish the flames.

There was a partial roof collapse, but no injuries to firefighters were reported.

One of the businesses at the strip mall was a pet store.

More than 100 animals, including 25 puppies, as well as mice, rabbits, frogs and fish were rescued, fire officials said.

“Several” birds, mice, guinea pigs and fish died and were later discovered inside the heavily damaged store, authorities said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation. There was no damage estimate immediately available.

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