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Firefighters struggled with a second tough fire when a blaze broke out inside a Victorian Home in Boyle Heights, collapsing most of the building and spreading to a nearby apartment building before it was finally extinguished, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire inside the large two-story Victorian home at 1516 E. Pleasant Ave. was reported Sunday night, fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

The flames partially collapsed the home on its southwest side, Stewart said.

The blaze then spread to the attic of a next door apartment building and firefighters had to take down part of the apartment building’s ceiling to knockdown those flames.

The department dispatched 101 firefighters to the scene and needed about an hour to extinguish the flames, Stewart said.

No injuries were reported. Arson investigators were sent to the scene to determine what caused the fire, Stewart said.

The Red Cross has gone to the scene to arrange housing for those displaced from the apartment building, she said.

—City News Service

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