Authorities Investigate 11th Story Fire In Barrington Plaza Complex
Posted Oct. 18, 2013, 12:47 pm
Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief
Updated Friday, Oct. 18 - 3:30 pm
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire on the 11th floor of 11700 block of Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles.
The fire in the 25-story residential Barrington Plaza complex started at about 11:45 am Friday.
KTLA reports five residents, including a child, and three firefighters were treated for injuries; the child was in critical condition while the three firefighters were taken to Grossman Burn Center — two with leg burns and one with an ear burn.
According KTLA, the blaze was kept to a two-bedroom unit and knocked down in 71 minutes, with 214 firefighters responding.
NBC reports the building was completed in 1961 and was not equipped with a sprinkler system.