A man and a woman were in critical condition Saturday night after a fire broke out in the attic of a hacienda-style home in Sun Valley, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The fire was reported shortly after 8 p.m. It took 63 firefighters 28 minutes to extinguish the blaze in the 9000 block of La Tuna Canyon Road.
When firefighters and paramedics arrived at the home, they found the man and woman in grave condition. They were not breathing or showing any signs of a pulse, the department said.
Paramedics restored the victims’ pulses and their breathing in the ambulances as they headed to the hospital, the department said.
They are now listed in critical condition.
A third victim, a woman, was in serious condition after experiencing smoke exposure and burns to her hand.
A firefighter was taken to the hospital after “exhibiting effects of extreme exertion,” according to the fire department.
The names and ages of the victims were not immediately available.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.