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Deadly Wilmington hotel fire deemed 'suspicious'
Deadly Wilmington hotel fire deemed 'suspicious'

A deadly fire that forced residents to leap out of windows as flames swept through a hotel early Thursday in Wilmington is considered suspicious, fire officials said. Arson investigators with the Los Angeles Fire Department were sifting through debris from the fire that killed a man and injured 15 others. The cause is under investigation, but it appears to be suspicious, said Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. People were trapped by flames inside the two-story Wilmington Hotel at 111 E. C St. shortly after 3 a.m. as firefighters arrived, he said. Other hotel residents jumped out of windows to escape the flames. "It was an unusual situation," LAFD...

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