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North Hollywood man in critical condition after apartment fire

A building in an apartment complex in North Hollywood is shown on fire in this still image from AIR7 HD footage taken on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

January 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A North Hollywood man is fighting for his life after being rescued from a burning apartment in the 6700 block of Denny Avenue.

Firefighters pulled the 20-year-old from a first-floor unit late Wednesday night. Three veteran firefighter paramedics were able to restore his pulse and breathing.

As of Thursday morning, the man was still hospitalized in critical condition with second-and third-degree burns over more than 70 percent of his body.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.