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Fire severely damages legendary Hollywood recording studio

March 6, 2012 |  8:05 am

Investigators were still trying to determine Tuesday what caused a fire that damaged most of a legendary Hollywood recording studio.

The Monday night fire wrecked the second floor of 1041 N. Orange Drive -– also known as 1041 Production Studios -– where legends like Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, the Beatles and the Beach Boys recorded hits.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said the fire broke out around 7 p.m. and was knocked down by 72 firefighters in about 20 minutes. He said no one was injured, but the department contacted the Red Cross to aid displaced individuals and also dispatched animal services.

KTLA-TV reported that firefighters rescued a cat that had been unconscious from smoke inhalation, but firefighters were able to revive the animal.

Fire officials told KTLA-TV that the fire consumed about 85% of the building, which houses six recording studios.


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Photo: Fire at 1041 Studios in Hollywood. Credit: KTLA-TV.