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Flames were isolated to two units at 11740 Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles.
Photo by Omar Syed
Flames were isolated to two units at 11740 Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles.

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Authorities Investigate 11th Story Fire In Barrington Plaza Complex

A plume of black smoke could be seen emanating from the residential structure.
Photo by Omar Syed
A plume of black smoke could be seen emanating from the residential structure.

Posted Oct. 18, 2013, 12:47 pm

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Updated Friday, Oct. 18 - 3:30 pm

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire on the 11th floor of 11700 block of Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles.

The fire in the 25-story residential Barrington Plaza complex started at about 11:45 am Friday.

KTLA reports five residents, including a child, and three firefighters were treated for injuries; the child was in critical condition while the three firefighters were taken to Grossman Burn Center — two with leg burns and one with an ear burn.

According KTLA, the blaze was kept to a two-bedroom unit and knocked down in 71 minutes, with 214 firefighters responding.

NBC reports the building was completed in 1961 and was not equipped with a sprinkler system.

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Oct. 19, 2013, 11:04:29 am

Jason said...

The fire alarm didn't work either. I know because I live there.

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