3 Injured, 2 Critically, In Fire At Westlake Senior-Care Facility

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Three people were injured Monday in a fire on the fourth floor of a high-rise senior-care facility in the Westlake District, authorities said.

Two people were critically injured, while one other suffered serious injuries during the blaze at the 15-story center in the 400 block of South Union Avenue, Los Angeles Fire Department officials reported.

Some residents were told to evacuate the building and others were advised to shelter in place during the blaze reported about 8:45 p.m., LAFD officials said.

The building has no fire-suppression sprinklers, the Fire Department said.

About 150 firefighters were on the scene knocking down the blaze and searching for victims.

Three seniors suffered minor smoke inhalation Sunday in similar circumstances in a five-alarm fire at a care center in Orange.




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