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Park's Super Market, Up in Flames in South LA

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It's a sad day for owner Kyung Park and the residents of South LA, who shopped at Park's Super Market. The store at 9149 South Western Avenue went up in flames early this morning. Per the LAT: "When 60 firefighters arrived at the scene, flames were shooting through the roof, forcing them to retreat and battle the blaze from the exteriors...As parts of the building's roof and walls collapsed, a second alarm boosted the firefighting force to 100 about 5 a.m....The fire was knocked down 30 minutes later." Firefighters were able to save adjacent businesses. No word on cause. The market survived the '92 riots and was "loved throughout the community."
· Beloved owners of Western Avenue market lose business [LAT]