Six Units Damaged in Apartment Fire

Six units were damaged and one person was hospitalized Saturday after a fire broke out at a five-story apartment building near UCLA, reports The Los Angeles Times (

The fire began just before 8:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Wilshire Manor Apartments, a 46-unit apartment building in the 10600 block of Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

About 130 firefighters put out the fire shortly before 9:30. To accommodate more than a dozen fire trucks, officials shut down Wilshire Boulevard in both directions between Manning and Westholme avenues.

One woman was transported to a hospital in fair condition and is being treated for smoke inhalation, Humphrey said.

The six units damaged in the fire were rendered uninhabitable and residents were referred to the American Red Cross for temporary housing assistance, Humphrey said.

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