By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A 95-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman were injured Saturday in a Highland Park fire that burned one unit of a single-story triplex.

Firefighters dispatched at 11:15 a.m. to the circa-1955 triplex at 5911 E. Meridian St. had the blaze out within 13 minutes of their arrival, said Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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Paramedics transported both people, in fair condition, to an area hospital, Prange said. The cause and extent of their injuries was not disclosed.

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The cause of the fire was under investigation, and the severity of the damage to the building was being assessed.

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