At least 14 people have been hurt – including three critically – and 12 have been taken to the hospital when flames swept through an old Los Angeles harbor area apartment building. About 30 people are displaced from their homes.
Los Angeles city fire spokesman Erik Scott said some residents of the two-story, 14-unit San Pedro apartment building apparently jumped from windows to escape the fast-moving flames.
It took 150 firefighters 34 minutes to extinguish the blaze in the building, which was built in 1923. They say there were functional smoke alarms in the building. Arson investigators are following up to determine how many were working and how soon they went off.
The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.
The victims in critical condition suffered severe smoke inhalation and severe burns. A third individual suffered a fractured leg after jumping from the second level, according to NBC LA.