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5 Injured in Fire at Apartment Complex

July 06, 2001|From Times Staff Reports

Five people, including a woman who jumped out of a second-story window, were injured in an apartment complex fire Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Fifty firefighters responded to the blaze, which started about 4:15 p.m. on the second floor of a three-story building in the 6900 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells.

Several people were evacuated from the building before the blaze was extinguished about 4:35 p.m.

The woman who jumped was hospitalized in guarded condition, authorities said. She was not identified. Four people suffered smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. A damage estimate was not available.

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