Man hospitalized, 14 residents displaced in Reseda apartment building fire

A senior citizen was hospitalized in critical condition and at least 14 residents were displaced after a fire erupted at an apartment complex in Reseda early Friday morning, officials said.

The fire broke out around 3:15 a.m. in the 17800 block of West Sherman Way, near White Oak Avenue.

Investigators believe the fire initially ignited in the senior citizen's unit. Residents rushed to help them, however, they became overwhelmed by the flames.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department said firefighters knocked down the blaze in 58 minutes and crews remain at the scene to knock down hot spots. 

No further information was immediately released by fire authorities.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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