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US 19-year-old man injured in Los Angeles high-rise fire dies

13:05  01 february  2020
13:05  01 february  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

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LOS ANGELES — A 19 - year - old man critically injured in a high - rise fire in which some residents were rescued from the rooftop by helicopter died Friday It broke out Wednesday at the 25-story Barrington Plaza apartments in West Los Angeles . Fire officials said that when they arrived, people

Firefighters in Los Angeles rescued several people from a high - rise building after a fire broke out. At one point, a man was seen attempting to escape the

LOS ANGELES — A 19-year-old man critically injured in a high-rise fire in which some residents were rescued from the rooftop by helicopter died Friday, authorities said.

The deceased victim's name was not released by the Los Angeles Fire Department, and the cause of the fire remained under investigation.

It broke out Wednesday at the 25-story Barrington Plaza apartments in West Los Angeles. Fire officials said that when they arrived, people were hanging out of windows, trying to get away from the flames fueled by high winds.

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Los Angeles firefighters rescued 15 residents from the rooftop of a 25-story residential building Wednesday morning where a wind-swept fire broke out, CBS

in a 25-story residential high - rise in Los Angeles on Wednesday left eight people injured , including a 3-month- old , the city's fire department said. Despite initial reports from the fire department that people had jumped from the sixth floor of the building to escape the blaze, officials later said no one

Eleven people were injured, seven of whom were taken to hospitals, including the 19-year-old, the fire department said.

a flock of birds flying over a city: A Los Angeles Fire Department ladder stands at the side of a 25-story high-rise apartment building where a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels in West Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.© Stafanie Dazio A Los Angeles Fire Department ladder stands at the side of a 25-story high-rise apartment building where a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels in West Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.

As the fire raged, two people considered jumping, but firefighters used a public address system to tell them to stay put, and no one jumped. Fifteen people were rescued by helicopter, and two firefighters suffered minor burns.

Fire Capt. Erik Scott said fire was so intense, "these firefighters were literally driven to their bellies halfway through that hallway before they even got to that fire unit." The building was not required to have sprinklers because it was built before 1974, and is among 55 residential high-rises in Los Angeles that do not have sprinklers, Scott said.


Student admits starting dorm fire at New Jersey university .
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A former student accused of starting a fire in a dorm at a northern New Jersey university last year has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. Thomas Apostolico, 18, of Toms River, entered his plea Thursday and agreed to pay $7,665.50 in restitution for damages the blaze caused at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. The plea was made public Monday by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. No students were injured in

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