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Kat Von D’s tattoo shop High Voltage damaged in fire

An early morning fire ripped through a West Hollywood strip mall Thursday, causing damage to Kat Von D’s famed tattoo parlor High Voltage.

About 50 firefighters battled the blaze, which was reported just after 4 a.m. in the 1200 block of North La Brea Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Brian Jordan.

Firefighters removed valuable items from the tattoo shop and neighboring building, which was also damaged in the fire.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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Authorities believe a burglary alarm that went off was triggered by the fire, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy John Mitchell of the West Hollywood station.

The tattoo shop was featured on TLC’s “LA Ink,” which followed Kat Von D as she managed her employees and created tattoos for clients. The show ran on the network for four years.

In 2010, Von D’s home in the Hollywood Hills was also severely damage by a fire, which killed her cat.

For breaking news in Los Angeles and throughout California, follow @VeronicaRochaLA. She can be reached at veronica.rocha@latimes.com.

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