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Now That's Good Journalism

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at 12:55PM

I hereby present my nomination for the year's most pointless AP article:

LOS ANGELES A fire erupted today in an elevator car in an old downtown building of Los Angeles.

Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers says firefighters found heavy smoke rising from the top floor and located the blaze in the elevator between the 11th and 12th floors.

Myers says the 5th Street building blaze was reported at 10:37 a-m and is being quickly brought under control.

Aside from the very tortured "old downtown building of Los Angeles" verbage, it would in fact be nice to know something like what building on 5th Street. Anyone?

Update (3:30pm): Commenter Bill M says the fire was in the Rowan Building, on the NE corner of 5th and Spring. That building is currently undergoing interior demolition work for an upcoming conversion.

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