Oct 18, 2013 3:51 PM by Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flames and smoke have subsided on the 11th floor of a residential high-rise on the west side of Los Angeles.
City fire officials say the blaze was reported at 11:43 a.m. Friday in one unit of the 25-story building on Wilshire Boulevard.
Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says three people have been taken to hospitals and "a handful" of others are being assessed for non-life threatening injuries. Fire Department radio traffic indicates the building is still being searched.
More than 180 firefighters were dispatched. Flames and smoke died down after about a half hour.
Humphrey noted that some residents on upper floors remained in their apartments despite the fire alarm.
The address is at Barrington Plaza, a luxury residential complex with more than 470 units.
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