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Firefighters battle blaze at downtown LA businesses

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Firefighters in downtown Los Angeles battled a fire in a restaurant, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported Saturday.

A bystander at the scene was evaluated for breathing difficulties by paramedics but was not taken to a hospital, authorities said.

The fire broke out at a restaurant at 1335 S. Santee Street around 12:08 p.m. Saturday. By 12:36 p.m. it escalated into Greater Alarm status, the LAFD said. 

Firefighters were able to put it out within 22 minutes of their arrival. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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