Fire Erupts at Granada Hills Strip Mall, Multiple Businesses Damaged

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Fire crews were mopping up after a blaze tore through a business in a strip mall in Granada Hills early Thursday, authorities said.


Fire crews were battling a strip mall fire that broke out in the early morning hours of April 24, 2014, in Glendale. (Credit: RMG News)

The fire broke out in the 16100 block of San Fernando Mission Boulevard (map) at around 1:20 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters attacked the blaze aggressively and were able to confine it to the West Side Chop Shop barbershop located at the strip mall, LAFD Battalion Chief Wes Elder said.

The fire was declared a knock down in around 23 minutes.

Video from the scene showed the barbershop received extensive damage from the flames.

The dry cleaners next door sustained some smoke damage, as did a nearby doughnut shop, according to Elder.

Investigators were working to determine where exactly the fire started, but they believe it was likely at the barbershop, Elder said.

The cause of the fire was possibly electrical, according to Elder.

KTLA’s Sara Welch contributed to this report.