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Fire officials investigating blaze at movie prop house [Updated]

July 15, 2010 | 11:52 am

The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze that erupted Wednesday at a movie props storage facility in the Hancock Park area, authorities said.

The fire, described by fire officials as "stubborn," was reported at 10 p.m. at C.P. Three Prop House at 1107 N. Bronson Ave., near Santa Monica Boulevard. It was quashed by 89 firefighters in one hour and 22 minutes, fire officials said.

No one was injured, and fire officials were not immediately able to confirm the extent of any damage to the building's structure, estimated to be 100 feet by 100 feet, or to its contents.

The storage facility is operated by Omega Cinema Props, which bills itself as "the industry's largest prop house."

Managers at Omega were not available for comment.

C.P. Three's website shows a variety of extraordinary props, including large Hawaiian "tiki god" head statues that line the outside of the building, a vast array of antique firearms, Roman pillars, vintage bed frames, clocks and wooden signs from yesteryear.

-- Ann M. Simmons

[Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the prop house was in the Hollywood Hills.]