LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flames and smoke have subsided on the 11th floor of a residential high-rise on the west side of Los Angeles.
City fire officials say the blaze was reported at 11:43 a.m. Friday in one unit of the 25-story building on Wilshire Boulevard.
Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says three people have been taken to hospitals and "a handful" of others are being assessed for non-life threatening injuries. Fire Department radio traffic indicates the building is still being searched.
More than 180 firefighters were dispatched and flames and smoke died down after about a half hour.
The address is at Barrington Plaza, a residential complex with units renting for up to $3,000 a month.