Residents returning after LA high-rise fire

High Rise Fire


This video image provided by KCAL-TV shows a fire-damaged high rise apartment building Friday Oct. 18, 2013 in Los Angeles. Firefighters said three people have been taken to hospitals and "a handful" of others are being assessed for non-life threatening injuries.

Dozens of residents are being allowed back into a Los Angeles high-rise after a fire that displaced as many as 150.

Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says about 50 people from the seventh and eighth floors of Barrington Plaza were allowed home Sunday night and Monday. Ninth floor residents might be able to return Monday night. Floors 10 and 11 remain uninhabitable.

Fire erupted Friday in an apartment on the 11th floor of the 25-story building. Fifty-one units were damaged.

Eight people - including three firefighters - were injured. One, a 2-year-old girl, was taken to a hospital in critical condition but there's no word on her condition as of Monday.

The 1961 building had no sprinklers because they weren't required when it was built.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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