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A woman in her 30s was critically injured Tuesday in a fire at a Koreatown fourplex.

The fire was reported at 5:45 p.m. at 206 S. Catalina St., near Vermont Avenue, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The injured woman was taken to a hospital and two other people, a man and woman, were evaluated at the scene for smoke inhalation but declined to be taken to a hospital, Stewart said.

The blaze started in and was contained to a second-story unit to the rear of the two-story fourplex, she said.

Sixty-two firefighters responded and knocked down the fire in 22 minutes, Stewart said.

“There is no evidence of working smoke alarms,” she said.

At least four people, all adults, were displaced and will be assisted by the Red Cross, Stewart said.

The cause and estimated monetary damage were under investigation.

–City News Service

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