High-Rise Fire at Barrington Plaza on Wilshire Blvd and Stoner Ave, Los Angeles

Los Angeles firefighters responded about 11:45 a.m. Friday to a reoprt of a high-rise apartment building fire in the 11740 Wilshire Boulevard. Initial reports of smoke pouring out of the 11th floor. Initially flames and smoke were seen coming out of windows on the west side of the building. LAFD reported firefighters assigned to the 11th floor reported heavy smoke. LAFD also reported that firefighter ops were continuing in one unit of the high-rise. The fire is in Barrington Plaza A — a 25-story building completed in 1961.

Firefighters also responded to reports of persons trapped in a stairwell on the 10th floor. At least one person was treated for a person being treated for smoke inhalation. There is initial report of three people transported to hospital(s).

Fire is reported “knocked” (extinguished) at about 12:45 PM PDT from news media monitoring fire tac channels. LAFD reported it took 71 minutes to fully extinguish the fire.

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