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Man hurt after jumping from burning Compton building

Firefighters work to put out a fire in a burning building in Compton Monday, June 10, 2013.
June 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
One person was taken to the hospital after he was forced to jump from a burning building in Compton.

Flames broke out overnight in an abandoned two-story building the 100 block of East Maple Street. Multiple crews were called to the scene to knock down the flames.

Several people were inside at the time. At least two were forced to jump from the second story.

One homeless man was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries he received when he jumped.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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