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Fire Erupts in Los Angeles High-Rise

2:40 PM, Oct 18, 2013   |    comments
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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.

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