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Fire breaks out in Little Armenia apartment building


first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He said the fire appears to have started when something was being cooked. A fire broke out today in a four-story apartment building in the Little Armenia section of Los Angeles, displacing a family and leaving at least one person hospitalized with smoke inhalation, authorities said. The fire at 5426 Sierra Vista Avenue near Western Avenue broke out at 12:22 a.m., said a Los Angeles City Fire Department captain, adding that the blaze was knocked down at 12:46 a.m. and no firefighter was hurt. Another senior firefighter, a battalion chief, told an On Scene Video camera crew at the fire site that firefighters arrived to find a room in a first-floor unit ablaze and three people — two adults and a child — suffering from smoke inhalation. One person was taken to a hospital, he said. The fire was contained to that apartment, whose occupants were displaced, but firefighters used a ladder to rescue at least one person from the second story, the battalion chief said. last_img

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