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Miracle Mile apt. fire

Flames engulfed a two-story apartment building on South Detroit and Sixth Streets near Park La Brea today forcing evacuation of residents and their animals. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
An unidentified resident whose apartment was burned is comforted by a woman at the scene. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
An exhausted fire captain surveys the damage after exiting the burning building. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Authorities shut down La Brea Avenue and Detroit Street between 4th Street and Wilshire Boulevard, Davies said, which would probably delay the afternoon rush hour. About 120 firefighters battled the blaze. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Mona Kasra 31, center facing camera, hugs her mother-in-law Sonia Hakim, as flames burn the apartment Kasra shared with her husband David Mehrania, 38. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters vent the roof of the apartment building while fighting the fire. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)