Firefighters rescued three people Monday evening from the burning residential second floor of a two-story mixed-used building in the Harvard Heights neighborhood.
Firefighters responded to 2994 W. Pico Blvd., near Western Avenue, about 9:40 p.m., initiated an offensive fire attack and quickly set up ladders, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
“Those firefighters immediately utilized three separate ground ladders to affect the rescue of three persons stranded in peril at windows and balconies of the 107-year-old structure filled with smoke as their colleagues mounted a swift offensive interior attack on the flames with handlines,” Humphrey said.
Thirty firefighters extinguished the flames by 10:03 p.m., he said.
At least three civilians and one firefighter were being evaluated for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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