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TOMLIN'S EMMYS SAVED FROM FIRE

Her office suffered smoke and water damage, but firefighters saved Lily Tomlin's Emmys.

The fire that broke out in Tomlin's Hollywood office building Saturday gutted two recording studios down the hall from her suite and caused about $1.7 million damage. There were no injuries.

Firefighters triumphantly waved two of Tomlin's Emmys out a window of the charred building after putting out the fire. Tomlin co-wrote and starred in her own self-named comedy specials in the 1970s, and she won three Emmy awards for the playlets.

Tomlin, who most recently appeared on the big screen in this year's "Tea With Mussolini," came to the scene to survey the damage.

"They actually tried to spare and save as much of the stuff as they could," she told KABC-TV. "I'm just sort of overcome with that kind of generosity, really, that kind of sensitivity."

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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