One injured in Hollywood strip mall fire

Feb 25, 2015 8:52 PM by Debbie Cobb

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles fire officials say a woman was hospitalized in grave condition after being rescued from a strip mall engulfed in flames in the Hollywood area.

City fire spokesman Brian Humphrey says the blaze was reported shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Crews knocked down the flames in about 40 minutes after dragging the victim from the single-story structure.

Deputy Chief Joe Castro says the badly injured woman appeared to have been living in an illegally converted unit in the commercial building.

City News Service says a dog died in the fire.

The cause is under investigation.

A damage estimate was not immediately available.


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