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Pallet fire in South L.A. sends flames shooting into the air

Pallet fire in South L.A. sends flames shooting into the air
Los Angeles city firefighters put out hot spots after a fire at a pallet yard in South Los Angeles early Friday morning. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Wooden pallets stacked as high as 20 feet caught fire early Friday in South Los Angeles, sending flames shooting into the air.

The Los Angeles Fire Department received a call after 3 a.m. about a blaze inside a pallet yard in the 1600 block of 48th Place.

It took 72 firefighters more than an hour to extinguish the flames at P&R Pallets. Video showed stacks of pallets swallowed in fire as massive plumes of smoke climbed skyward. They could be seen for miles.

The fire's cause had not been determined yet. No injuries were reported.

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