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Christmas Tree Fire Is Suspected Cause Of Apartment Blaze

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(CNS) Ten adults and five children found themselves displaced today in the aftermath of a South Los Angeles apartment fire in which two dogs perished, authorities said.

The fire at 8850 S. Avalon Blvd. between 88th and 89th streets was reported at 9:58 p.m. Thursday and knocked down by 39 firefighters in 15 minutes, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department, adding that one apartment was ablaze when firefighters arrived.

One person was examined for injuries was in stable condition, and no one was taken to a hospital, Scott said. But two dogs perished in the fire, a Los Angeles Fire Department captain said. Firefighters were also searching for a missing cat, Scott said.

Six adults and two children were displaced from the apartment where the fire broke out, and four adults and three children were displaced from the unit below. All were being assisted by the Red Cross, Scott said.

The unit where the fire started sustained heavy damage, a news photographer reported from the scene. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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