Eight Hospitalized, Three Critical, in Alhambra Apartment Fire

Firefighters Extinguishing House Fire.

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ALHAMBRA (CNS) - Eight people were hospitalized, including a child and two others in critical condition, as a result of a fire in a two-story apartment complex in Alhambra Friday.

The fire was reported about 8:30 a.m. at 324 N. Electric Ave., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which assisted Alhambra's department.

Firefighters found multiple victims hanging from a second-story window when they arrived and immediately went into action, according to a statement by the Alhambra Fire Department.

The Alhambra Fire Department reported making seven rescues. ABC7 reported five children and three adults were hospitalized, including a good Samaritan and a family of seven, and that three were in critical condition.

The Los Angeles Fire Department assisted with two paramedic ambulances, said spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. One of the critical patients was a child, she said. The age of the child was not disclosed.

The cause was under investigation.

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