1 Killed, 11 Injured In Fast-Moving Wilmington Hotel Fire

(FOX 11 / AP) Officials say several people jumped from the second story of a burning Los Angeles hotel to escape fast-moving flames that killed one person and left 11 others injured.

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City fire spokesman Erik Scott says the blaze broke out around 3 a.m. Thursday at the two-story hotel in the Wilmington area south of downtown.

It took more than 100 firefighters about an hour to extinguish the flames.

Scott says a man died at the scene. Two other people were seriously hurt, and nine others received minor injuries. Scott says a child who's about 8 years old is among the injured.

More than 15 people have been displaced from the 20-unit Wilmington Hotel just north of the Port of Los Angeles.

The cause is under investigation. Scott says the hotel had functional smoke alarms.

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