One Injured In South LA House Fire

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A fire damaged a commercial building in South Los Angeles Friday, and one person was injured, authorities said.

Firefighters sent to the 1000 block of East Vernon Avenue shortly before 6 a.m. extinguished the fire in the one-story building in 32 minutes, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Some firefighters remained on scene to douse hot spots.

A woman was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

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

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio
Follow Us On Twitter

Listen Live