HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters narrowly escaped injury early Sunday morning while battling a strip mall fire in Hollywood.

Flames broke out around 3:30 a.m. at a herbs and vitamin store on Santa Monica Boulevard.

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At one point, the front of the building collapsed but firefighters managed to get out of the way.

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It took crews about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze.

Investigators say the electrical fire started in a utility room.

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No further information was available.