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South L.A. fire rips apart house, sends at least one person to hospital

November 5, 2011 |  7:30 am

Map shows approximate location of where a fire broke out in South L.A. Click here to learn more about the area.A  fire gutted a South Los Angeles house early Saturday morning and sent at least one man to the hospital with symptoms of smoke inhalation, authorities said.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said the fire at 310 E. Colden Ave. broke out around 3:18 a.m. and was knocked down within the hour.

Twenty-eight firefighters and six ambulance personnel were deployed to the house, according to City News Service. Arriving firefighters found the home fully engulfed by flames. It remains unclear how many residents were displaced.


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Image: Map shows approximate location where a fire broke out in South L.A. Source: Google Maps