Los Angeles house fire kills 2, including 8-year-old boy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A house fire in Los Angeles has killed two people, including an 8-year-old boy.
The Fire Department says 50 firefighters were called to a one-story home in the Leimert Park neighborhood at around 11 a.m. Sunday.
Authorities say a Fire Department ambulance returning from another call arrived first and the crew helped two people escape, one of them from a window. Firefighters forced their way inside the home to rescue others.
Authorities say an 8-year-old boy and a 67-year-old woman died at the scene.
An 83-year-old woman and a 42-year-old woman were taken in fair condition to a hospital.
Two other people were treated for minor injuries.
An 11-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy weren’t injured.
Fire crews doused the blaze in 22 minutes. There’s no word on the cause.