Photo above by Rick McClure
One of the firefighters suffered a sprained ankle, was treated at a hospital and released, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. The other was hospitalized with second-degree burns over 10 per cent of his body and small burns on his hands, he said.
The firefighters were hurt when a section of the ground floor of the vacant two-story residence collapsed, Humphrey said.
The fire was reported at 838 S. Crenshaw Blvd. at 1:12 a.m., Humphrey said. It took 111 firefighters about 90 minutes to knock down.