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WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters Tuesday battled a three-alarm fire at a strip mall in Whittier.

The blaze, which started at a laundromat located at 15035 Leffingwell Road in the southern portion of the city, was reported at 3:15 a.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

It quickly spread to nearby businesses, engulfing the strip mall and causing the roof to collapse.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury, officials said.

The fire was knocked down at 5:24 a.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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