Overnight Fire Damages Strip Mall in Orange

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A laundromat in Orange sustained major damage from a fire early Friday, but there were no reports of injuries.

The Orange City Fire Department said it received a call around 1 a.m. about flames and smoke seen at a strip mall near the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Feldner Road.

A crew already in the area managed to respond within three to four minutes and discovered "heavy fire and smoke through the roof" of a laundromat, Capt. Ian MacDonald said.

Footage from the scene shows large flames atop the Speedwash Laundromat and Water Store, which, according to its website, had its business hours from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Some 65 firefighters worked on extinguishing the fire, Deputy Chief Robert Stefano told KTLA. At some point, they had to evacuate due to the roof, which had become unstable and later collapsed.

Although firefighters were able to contain the blaze at the laundromat, other businesses at the strip mall sustained some smoke damage.

The third-alarm fire could have destroyed six other businesses, officials said.

Nobody was hurt in the incident, according to the Fire Department.

The cause remained under investigation.

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