1 Dead, 15 Injured in Wilmington Hotel Fire
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(Photo Credit: CBS: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/04/02/1-dead-10-injured-in-motel-fire-in-wilmington/)
Los Angeles, CA -- One man was killed and fifteen were injured when a motel caught fire in South Los Angeles.
The fire was reported at 3:13am at a 2-story building in Wilmington.
"There were over 100 firefighters, so we had 16 companies, five command teams, paramedic rescues - so we had a lot of resources we threw on this immediately," said LAFD's Ronnie Villanueva.
The fire was extinguished by 4:08am.
An adult male was pronounced dead at the scene and fifteen others were transported to a local hospital (12 had minor to moderate injuries). A total of 29 people were occupying the 20 unit motel.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.