5 people injured, cat killed in blaze at hillside LA home


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles fire officials say five people were injured — at least one of them critically — when flames ripped through a hillside home.

City fire Capt. Erik Scott says the blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday in the Pacific Palisades area.

Officials say a 53-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition. The conditions of four other patients were not immediately known. They are a 90-year-old woman, a 67-year-old man, a 17-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl.

Scott says a pet cat died in the fire.

It took nearly 90 firefighters less than an hour to knock down the flames.

The cause is under investigation.

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