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L.A. attorney loses multimillion-dollar art collection in house fire

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A multimillion-dollar collection that included a Stradivarius violin, a Faberge egg and art originally commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte was lost when fire broke out Wednesday at the West Hollywood home of litigator Brian Witzer, according to a KTLA News report.

Witzer, who could not be reached immediately, told the television station that he estimates his losses at $14 million at the home in the 2000 block of Sunset Plaza Drive.

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He said his collection of Ferraris was spared from the blaze, in which10 fire companies responded, along with water-dropping helicopters sent to ensure that the fire wouldn’t spread to nearby brush.

-- Mike Boehm


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