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14 hurt, 3 critically, in Los Angeles hotel fire

  • Fire roared through the Palos Verdes Inn, a 90-year-old residential hotel in the harbor area, early Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, injuring 14 people, three of them critically, in San Pedro, Calif. People hung out of windows of the Palos Verdes Inn after the fire broke out at about 3:30 a.m., and one woman jumped from a second-story window and may have broken bones, Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Chuck Bennett) MAGS OUT; NO SALES

LOS ANGELES— Fire roared through a 90-year-old residential hotel in Los Angeles' harbor area early Tuesday, injuring 14 people, three of them critically.

People hung out of windows of the Palos Verdes Inn in San Pedro after the fire broke out at about 3:30 a.m., and one woman jumped from a second-story window and may have broken bones, Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said.

Other residents were threatening to jump, he said.

"Firefighters immediately threw ladders and rescued them from ledges," Scott said.

Firefighters returning from a nearby medical call saw smoke at the hotel before any 911 call had been received, he said.


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