Firefighters Sunday knocked down a fire that began in a bathroom on the second floor of a senior living facility in the Westlake district, then crept into a wall and up a pipe to the third floor of the four-story structure.

“All floors were cleared of smoke and residents were sheltered in place,” said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters dispatched at 9:25 a.m. to 2451 W. 7th St., near MacArthur Park, had the fire out at 9:52 a.m., Stewart said.

“Crews extinguished the fire and opened up sections of the wall, as necessary, to ensure no further extension or continued smoldering,” Stewart said. “No injuries were reported.”

A cause of the fire was under investigation.

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