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Family of 5 escapes apartment fire in La Puente

A family of five raced to escape a fire at an apartment building on Orange Avenue and Nelson Street in La Puente Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

July 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A family of five raced to escape a fire at an apartment building on Orange Avenue and Nelson Street in La Puente Wednesday morning.

When the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded, they found one unit on fire.

Firefighters said the family inside had to escape out of a second story window.

The fire was knocked down around 3:30 a.m.

The family, including three small children, was taken to an area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.


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