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1 critically injured in Los Angeles high-rise apartment fire

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 13:46:17-05

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles firefighters rescued terrified residents from the rooftop of a 25-story high-rise apartment building where a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels.

One person was critically injured.

Officials said early reports that some people may have jumped were not true.

Some people who fled to the roof of the building were rescued by helicopters.

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said the fire has been deemed "suspicious."

Two people were taken to hospitals and six others had smoke inhalation.

A fire also broke out at the same building in 2013.