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Firefighters Injured in Los Angeles Koreatown Fire

LAFD firefighters at the scene of a fire in the Koreatown section of the city of Los Angeles.


Photo above by Rick McClure

Two firefighters were treated at a hospital Wednesday for injuries they suffered in a fire at a vacant house in Koreatown, reports (

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.

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