The Whittier Daily News, Calif.
Dec. 30—Eight people were hospitalized — four of them with critical injuries — after fire broke out in an Alhambra apartment Friday morning, a fire official said.
Erik Sarafian, battalion chief with the Alhambra Fire Department, believes three of the critically injured are children. Neighbors trying to help also were hurt, he said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation
The fire damaged one unit of a six-unit apartment complex on the 300 block of North Electric Avenue, Sarafian added. He estimated the cost of damages at $150,000.
Today the Alhambra Fire Department responded to a two story apartment complex at N. Electric Ave., Firefighters found multiple victims hanging from the second-story window and went to an immediate action, making a total of seven rescues. The cause is currently under investigation
The fire department received a call shortly after 8 a.m.
Firefighters found victims hanging from a second-story window, according to a statement from the city. There were a total of seven rescues.
Firefighters put out the fire quickly, Sarafian said.
The injured were taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center and Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, he said.
He estimated 36 firefighters were at the scene. San Marino, South Pasadena, San Gabriel and Los Angeles fire departments assisted the Alhambra Fire Department.
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