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Sunset Boulevard shut down after multi-vehicle crash in East Hollywood

Sunset Boulevard shut down after multi-vehicle crash in East Hollywood
Threevehicles and a truck were involved in a collision Sunday night along Sunset Boulevard in East Hollywood. (Los Angeles Times)

Sunset Boulevard was closed in both directions Sunday night after three vehicles and a truck collided in East Hollywood, sparking a fire that threatened businesses in the area, authorities said.

The collision occurred about 8:30 p.m. along Sunset Boulevard near Mariposa Avenue. About 35 firefighters responded and knocked down the fire within 10 minutes, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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The truck was parked and unoccupied, and after the crash, it was fully engulfed in flames. The blaze also ignited a nearby palm tree, Humphrey said.

Authorities initially warned that the fire posed a hazard to area businesses. A nearby pharmacy sustained damage to its exterior.

A woman suffered a minor injury in the crash but declined to be taken to the hospital, Humphrey said.

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