Fire destroyed the roof of a dry cleaning business early Wednesday in Harvard Park. 

No injuries were reported during the overnight fire in the 1700 block of West Florence Avenue, just east of Western Avenue. The fire was reported at 5:20 a.m.

Firefighters faced heavy fire through the roof of the building and quickly transitioned into a defensive mode, battling the flames from the exterior. The fire was extinguished in an hour and 35 minutes.

A billboard above the business appeared on the verge of collapse. 

The fire also damaged a historic pre-1933 theater building, and a
single-story house.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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