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6 units damaged in apartment fire near UCLA; 1 hospitalized

Six units were damaged and one person was hospitalized Saturday after a fire broke out at a five-story apartment building near UCLA, officials said.

The blaze began just before 8:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Wilshire Manor Apartments, a 46-unit apartment building in the 10600 block of Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

About 130 firefighters put out the fire shortly before 9:30. To accommodate more than a dozen fire trucks, officials shut down Wilshire Boulevard in both directions between Manning and Westholme avenues.

One woman was transported to a hospital in fair condition and is being treated for smoke inhalation, Humphrey said.

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The six units damaged in the fire were rendered uninhabitable and residents were referred to the American Red Cross for temporary housing assistance, Humphrey said.

Some residents were evacuated from the apartment building while others were urged to shelter in place.

The apartment building, built in 1957, is located about four blocks southeast of UCLA.

For breaking news in California, follow @MattHjourno. He can be reached at matt.hamilton@latimes.com.

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