Seven people, including three who jumped from a second-story window, were being treated Wednesday for injuries they suffered in a fire that caused $200,000 in damage to an apartment building in Rowland Heights, authorities said.
Firefighters sent to the two-story building in the 1700 block of South Otterbein Avenue about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday extinguished the flames in about 35 minutes, said county fire Capt. Roland Sprewell. The fire may have been caused by someone cooking, he said, and the damage was estimated at $200,000.
The three people who jumped from the second floor were a woman in her late 40s, who suffered hip and leg injuries; a woman in her early 20s, who suffered a shoulder injury; and a man in his 20s, who suffered an arm injury, Sprewell said.
Four people from the first floor also were injured, Sprewell said. A 9-year-old girl suffered second-degree burns; a man in his 40s, possibly the girl’s father, suffered first-degree burns; a man described as a grandfather suffered first-degree burns; and a woman described as a grandmother suffered smoke inhalation.
All seven were transported for hospital treatment, Sprewell said. Their conditions were not immediately known.
—City News Service
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