A fire inside a two-story, four-plex in the Westlake district was extinguished in about 16 minutes Tuesday evening and no injuries were reported.

The blaze inside the 3,312-square foot residence at 509 S. Westlake Ave., near Sixth Street, was reported at 9:07 p.m., according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

It was initially reported that victims were trapped inside the home but firefighters found no one inside, Prange said.

The department dispatched 43 firefighters to the scene.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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