Family Displaced In Little Armenia Apartment Fire

FAMILY DISPLACED IN LITTLE ARMENIA APARTMENT FIRE

CBS 2, CA
Sep 19, 2007 3:16 am US/Pacific

(CBS) LOS ANGELES At least one person was hospitalized with smoke
inhalation and a family was displaced when a fire erupted in a
four-story apartment building in the Little Armenia district of Los
Angeles, authorities said.

The fire broke out at 12:22 a.m. in the 5400 block of Sierra Vista
Avenue near Western Avenue, said a Los Angeles Fire Department
captain, adding that the blaze was knocked down at 12:46 a.m. and
that no firefighters were hurt.

Another senior firefighter, a battalion chief, said that arriving
firefighters found a room in a ground 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 floor, the battalion chief said.

He said the fire appears to have started when something was being
cooked.

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