Los Angeles Times

Building collapse injures 2 firefighte­rs

- By Summer Lin

Two firefighte­rs were injured by falling debris Thursday morning when a burning building in South L.A. collapsed, according to officials.

Firefighte­rs responded to the fire about 5:35 a.m. at a 3,600-square-foot building in the 500 block of West Manchester Avenue, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department release.

The building eventually collapsed, injuring the two firefighte­rs, officials said. Their injuries were minor, but both firefighte­rs were taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

It took several dozen firefighte­rs less than an hour to extinguish the blaze, officials said. The cause of the fire is under investigat­ion.

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