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Fire damage at adult diaper business estimated at $1.4 million

A fire at an adult diaper manufacturing and distributing plant in Boyle Heights on Wednesday caused an estimated $1.4 million in damage, authorities said.

The fire was reported at 10:33 a.m. in an industrial area in the 1500 block of Mirasol Street, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Smoke from the fire was spotted by firefighters in an engine, Humphrey added. It took more than 75 firefighters to quash the flames.

The fire department said the business operating at the building is Ideal Brands, which manufactures and distributes personal hygiene and incontinence products. 

Humphrey said the $1.4 million in damage included $750,000 to the structure and $650,000 to contents. 

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