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Puppies, rabbits, fish rescued in East Hollywood strip mall fire

Los Angeles firefighters rescued animals Monday morning from a burning pet store in East Hollywood.

Puppies, rabbits and fish were among those saved after a fire broke out around 6 a.m. in the strip mall housing Kim's Pets & Fish at 1193 N. Vermont Ave.

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A neighbor told media members that some people tried to steal the puppies as they were being brought out of the burning building.

It took firefighters about an hour to douse the flames, which destroyed an attic above the pet store and another business.

It was not immediately clear whether any animals had perished. No injuries to people were reported.

The cause of the fire was under investigation. There was no damage estimate yet.

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