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San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission Damaged in Fire

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A major fire that broke out Saturday morning in North Hollywood has damaged several structures, including the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, which provides meals and a place to sleep for dozens of homeless people.

Firefighters initially responded to the area of Saticoy Street and Fulton Avenue (map) shortly after 12:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

An official with the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission said he believed the fire started next door at a place that builds wood pallets and spread to the mission property.

A homeless shelter on the property was destroyed, displacing 28 people people who were staying there, including a number of children, officials said.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

Dave Mecham report from North Hollywood for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Saturday, May 3, 2014.