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Man, 70, burned in fire at Long Beach VA Hospital

Crews respond to the scene of a fire at the Long Beach VA Hospital in Long Beach on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

December 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A 70-year-old man was burned Friday morning after a fire broke out inside the Long Beach VA Hospital. His exact condition has not been released.

Investigators say the fire started in a room just before 1 a.m. Firefighters quickly responded, but say sprinklers knocked down the fire before they arrived.

A dozen nearby patients were rushed to other rooms in the hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.