1 found dead in Chinatown apartment blaze

Deadly fire
A fire erupted Tuesday morning inside an apartment in Chinatown.

A person was found dead Tuesday morning inside a fiery apartment in Chinatown, fire officials said.

The adult’s body was discovered in a residence within a 29-unit, garden-style apartment building in the 900 block of West College Street, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Another person was treated for smoke exposure at the scene.

About 82 firefighters tackled the blaze, which was reported just before 8 a.m. The fire was largely contained to the first-floor apartment.

The unit had a smoke alarm that had activated, he said, but the unit was not equipped with optional fire sprinklers.


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