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Legendary Hollywood recording studio damaged in fire

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Photo by National Film and Sound Archive Australia via Flickr Creative Commons

A fire that broke out Monday night at a legendary recording studio in Hollywood is being investigated by authorities.

The blaze began around 7 p.m. at 1041 Production Studios, and was extinguished in approximately 10-20 minutes, according to LAFD officials.

The studio, built in 1929 by the Victor Talking Machine Co., is believed to be one of the oldest of its kind in Hollywood, according to LA Observed

Known at one time as Radio Recorders, the facility was reportedly used by major labels to record an exhaustive list of artists including Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, the Beach Boys, and others.

No human injuries were reported in the ordeal. KTLA reported that a cat, unconscious from smoke inhalation, was rescued and revived by firefighters.

The second floor reportedly suffered extensive damaged and a partial roof cave-in. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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