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1 dead, several rescued in Los Angeles building fire

Posted at 8:39 PM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 23:41:05-04
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say one person is dead and several others had to be rescued from a major fire in a two-story office building near downtown Los Angeles.
City fire spokesman Brian Humphrey says nearly 150 firefighters have had to assume a defensive position because of the heavy flames burning at the building in the Westlake District on Tuesday night.
Humphrey says the fire broke out at about 7 p.m. in a building that is officially vacant, but there were reports of people inside. About three were rescued by firefighters while one was killed.