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California mortuary fire extinguished

GARDENA, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Firefighters put out a fire that may have started in a Christmas tree at a Gardena, Calif., mortuary, officials said.

Fire crews were unable to enter the building because of intense flames and thick smoke in the Thursday night fire, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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No injuries were reported and the Times said there were no bodies in the mortuary at the time.

Firefighters said the blaze may have been started in a dry Christmas tree.

Arson investigators were on the scene after firefighters extinguished the fire.

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