Person Rushed to Hospital From Strip-Mall Fire in East Los Angeles

EAST LOS ANGELES (CNS) – One person was rushed to a hospital from a second-alarm fire today at a two-story strip mall in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

The person’s condition was not known, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.

“We don’t know if it (the transport) was a medical issue or a fire issue,” Capt. Norman Queen said.

Firefighters were dispatched to 757 S. Fetterly Ave. at 6:04 a.m., according to a county fire dispatcher. The blaze began as a dryer fire on the first floor, extending into the second floor.

“There was a part of the facade that collapsed, which indicated to us that the structure is not stable — which is why we went into defensive mode,” Queen said.

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