LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Fire Department says two people were killed and at least three others were hurt when flames ripped through a music recording studio.

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Fire spokeswoman Amy Bastman says crews found heavy smoke when they responded shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday in the Universal City area north of downtown.

Bastman says two victims were dead on arrival at a hospital and two others are in grave condition. She says one other person is in fair condition.

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Firefighters had the flames knocked down in less than a half-hour.

Bastman says the fire was in a studio about 50 feet by 75 feet.

The cause is under investigation.

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