A fire burned for about 15 minutes Friday evening in a room at a motel near Los Angeles International Airport before being knocked down.

The fire broke out about 8 p.m. in the 5700 block of Manchester Avenue, between Airport and Aviation boulevards, in Westchester, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Thirty firefighters put out the fire by 8:15 p.m., Prange said.

The cause of the fire was being investigated.

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