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    Fire at Fullerton Tuxedo Shop

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Kathi Cordsen lives a few blocks away from a tuxedo shop in Fullerton, California, that was destroyed in a fire on Wednesday. She captured these images on the scene where several firefighters worked diligently to extinguish the fire.

    Cordsen said, "I left the scene before the fire was out because the police were telling everyone to get back, way back. I later learned that was because the fire department was worried there might be chemicals released in the fire from cleaning solutions burning."
    - taliaday, CNN iReport producer

    Happening now as I type this iReport. I heard quite a few sirens going off around my neighborhood, I live pretty close to a major street so I thought it was another accident. But the sirens just kept coming, then I heard two helicopters flying over my block. So, I went outside to look around and saw this huge plume of smoke, I mean HUGE. I grabbed my camera and walked towards the smoke to see what it was that was burning. Traffic had come to a standstill, cops were blocking off several streets. The fire was at a Tuxedo shop. I was there taking pictures and this video (if it ever loads) for about 20 min. when the Fullerton cops started making everyone leave the area for fear of an explosion, there were at least 90 spectators there. Walking away I experienced one of Fullerton's finest yelling and basically bullying everyone while two other cops were being polite about the situation. I hope no one is getting married this weekend, this Tuxedo shop is gone..

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