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Reprinted from ABC7.com  By By ABC7.com staff.

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday night after reports of fire in the front cargo hold.

Los Angeles firefighters were called at about 10 p.m. and met Southwest Airlines Flight 1516 on the runway when it landed. Thermal imaging equipment was used to find any unusual heat source emanating from the plane.

The Boeing 737 plane originated from San Jose and was headed to San Diego with 77 passengers on board.

Los Angeles firefighters were investigating the cause of the fire alert.

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