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Santa Monica building fire leaves 5 people hurt

Crews battle a fire in Santa Monica on Sunday, March 16, 2014.

March 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Five people were hurt, including one person who suffered life-threatening injuries, during a fire in Santa Monica on Sunday.

Three of the injured were police officers, who suffered smoke inhalation, while trying to help the other victims.

Smoke could be seen pouring from the roof of a commercial building in the 1000 block of Montana Avenue.

It is believed the fire started in a laundry room. There is no word yet on the exact cause.

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