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7 injured in Lincoln Heights apartment fire

Seven people, including three children, were injured early this morning in a fire at a Lincoln Heights apartment building, officials said.

The fire was reported about 3:15 a.m. at a fourplex in the 2800 block of Manitou Avenue, said Devin Gales, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters arrived to find the two-story building “well-involved” with fire, including visible flames and smoke, Gales said.

More than 100 firefighters battled the flames, and they put the fire out shortly before 4 a.m., Gales said.

The seven injured people suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation and were taken to area hospitals. Fifteen others were displaced by the fire, Gales said. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, Gales said.

-- Victoria Kim

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