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Blaze Erupts in Downtown LA Drug Lab: LAFD

The fire was knocked down in less than 15 minutes

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    A blaze that erupted in a six-story downtown Los Angeles building Thursday, July 17, 2014, was inside an apartment with a drug lab and marijuana growing operation, officials said.

    A blaze that erupted in a six-story downtown Los Angeles building Thursday night was inside an apartment with a drug lab and marijuana growing operation, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    The fire broke out about just after 8:15 p.m. in a third-floor residence in the 500 block of S. San Pedro Street near Sixth Street, LAFD officials said.

    Fire officials said the residence was "reported to houe a drug lab/marijuana growing operation." The blaze was knocked down in less than 15 minutes.

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    LAPD and LAFD hazmat crews were sent to the scene. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

    No injuries were reported in the blaze.