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On the Radar: 100-year-old home burns, paper, plastic or neither

October 13, 2011

A fire at a 100-year-old Echo Park home Wednesday night prompted the use of water-dropping helicopters, according to ABC7.

The blaze broke out Wednesday night on the first floor of the 1300 block of Elysian Park Drive home, the news site reported.

Fire officials told ABC7 there were 100 firefighters on scene, and it took an hour before the blaze was knocked down.

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The house was badly damaged but there were no injuries.

Paper or Plastic? Try neither.

Los Angeles is closer to becoming one of a growing number of cities in county to ban plastic and paper shopping bags the Daily News reported.

The Board of Public Works approved a measure that would ban plastic and paper bags 4-0, according to the newspaper.

The measure requires an environmental study, approval of the City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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