Stubborn Fire Forces Evacuations Of 3 Vernon Businesses

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VERNON (CBSLA.com) — A two-alarm blaze that engulfed several businesses in Vernon forced evacuations Sunday evening.

The fire was reported just after 7:30 p.m. in a structure at East 49th Street and Santa Fe Avenue, according to a dispatcher with the Downey Fire Department.

A partial roof collapse was reported to the rear of the edifice during the blaze, which had not been knocked down as of 9:45 p.m., the dispatcher said.

No injuries were reported.

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