Firefighters Extinguish Apartment Blaze in Chinatown

Close Up Of Flames

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CHINATOWN (CNS) - Flames damaged an apartment in the Chinatown area today, and a man was taken to a hospital for smoke-related issues.

The fire was reported around 2 p.m. in a two-unit residential building in the 700 block of North Grand Avenue. A total of 35 firefighters extinguished the fire in 19 minutes and confined it to a unit on the first floor of the building, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The second unit upstairs sustained only smoke damage, fire officials said.

A 57-year-old man was taken to a hospital for ``smoke-related medical complaints,'' but he was described as in fair condition. No other injuries were reported. The cause of fire was not immediately available.

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