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Man Suffers Burns To More Than 85 Percent Of Body In Apartment Fire

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 35-year-old man suffered burns on more than 85 percent of his body Monday when a fire ignited inside an apartment in Koreatown.

Firefighters were called to 504 S. Normandie Avenue, near Fifth Street, at 8:14 p.m., LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

Humphrey said firefighters knocked down the blaze in 21 minutes.

A 50-year-old man reportedly suffered a foot injury and a young woman experienced minor respiratory distress in the blaze.

The 35-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition, Humphrey said.

Authorities haven’t yet determined the cause of the fire.

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