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Block-Wide Fire in South LA Updates: 2 Injured and Investigation Underway

Block-Wide Fire in South LA Updates: 2 Injured and Investigation Underway

Los Angeles: A man and a woman in their 60s are hospitalized with severe burn injuries after a fire in South Los Angeles destroyed five homes. Authorities are currently looking into the incident, the fire department said on Tuesday.

Just before 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to several reports of a trash fire. According to LAFD, the fire started on all sides of a building that was still under construction and quickly spread to seven nearby homes, burning down five of them completely.

According to LAFD, a 64-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man were transported with serious injuries. According to officials, a man in his 30s who had minor injuries treated on the spot decided not to receive additional care.

Officials report that numerous people were compelled to leave the area. Due to the fire, at least 17 people had to be evacuated. The Red Cross and the city’s emergency management department helped those affected.

Weeks have passed since a sizable fire beneath Interstate 10 in the vicinity of downtown Los Angeles. According to authorities, 16 homeless people were moved, but no injuries were reported. Over 300,000 commuters experienced travel disruptions as a result of the motorway closure for several days.

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