Toddler Rescued from Fire Intentionally Set by Father

A two-year-old was rescued from a burning apartment building in Torrance (CA) early Thursday morning in a fire that authorities said was intentionally set by the toddler’s father, reports The Los Angeles Times.

Fire crews and officers responded to the fire and saw that a portion of the four-unit apartment complex was “fully engulfed in flames,” according to Sgt. Robert Watt of the Torrance Police Department.

A woman who lived in the apartment where the fire was the worst was standing in front of the building when crews arrived and told them that her 2-year-old was still inside.

Firefighters and officers went into the building and recovered the child, who was treated for smoke inhalation and is now stable and listed in fair condition at a hospital, Watt said.

The three other units in the building were also evacuated and police learned that the man who allegedly set the fire is the ex-boyfriend of the woman and is the child’s father.

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