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Firefighters knocked down a stubborn, three- alarm structure fire this morning that caused a partial collapse of a two-story Moreno Valley strip mall and destroyed 14 out of the 17 businesses there. 

The fire was reported at 11:35 p.m. Friday in the mall at Indian Street and Sunnymead Boulevard, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. 

A third-alarm was called at 11:58 p.m. due to intense fire conditions and the size of the building. Riverside city and Corona fire departments sent units to assist the county in fighting the blaze, officials said. 

A total of 75 firefighters were on the scene. At 12:08 a.m. Saturday, firefighters reported about one-fourth of the structure had collapsed but that all firefighters were accounted for. 

The fire was under control at 2:02 a.m., according to the RCFD, adding that there were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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