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Dead body discovered in rubble of Canoga Park fire

A man's body was discovered in a Canoga Park building that caught fire early Thursday, authorities said.

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a multi-unit commercial building at 7832 Alabama Ave. about 2:10 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said. It took 30 minutes and 62 firefighters to knock down the fire.

"After the flames were extinguished, firefighters located an adult male deceased within the structure,"  Scott said. The man was not identified.

The cause of the fire and the death of the man remains under investigation by the LAFD arson section.  There is no suspicious activity that indicated this was an arson fire, Scott said.

One of the firefighters was injured after falling 16 feet from a ladder while battling the blaze. He was taken to a local hospital and listed in fair condition.

The cost of property damage is still being calculated.

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