Posted: Sep 9, 2013 7:47 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - At least two people are missing and other members of their family escaped after fire ravaged a large commercial and residential building in Southern California.
Los Angeles County Fire Dispatch Supervisor Robert Diaz says the blaze at the 5,000-square-foot building in Compton was reported around 2 a.m. It was knocked down in about an hour and a half.
KTTV reports authorities are searching for a mother and daughter. Four other members of their family managed to escape the flames.
Diaz says a firefighter was hospitalized with minor injuries.
The cause of the fire on East Compton Boulevard is under investigation.
Diaz says the structure was a commercial building with residential units on the top floor.
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