Fire tears through Hollywood apartment complex, 1 hospitalized

Fire ravaged a two-story garden-style apartment building in Hollywood Wednesday, displacing more than 20 residents.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the fire in the 7700 block of West Hollywood Boulevard near North Ogden Drive at around 5:20 p.m.

Brian Humphrey of the LAFD said the blaze was initially reported as two vehicles burning in a carport, but the flames made their way into the attic of the structure.

Fire crews pulled a female patient from the second floor of the burning structure, Humphrey said. According to crews on the scene, the patient was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with minor burn injuries and smoke inhalation. One person was hurt in the fire.

The fire quickly burned through the roof of the structure, with a portion of the roof collapsing.

According to the LAFD, the apartment complex has 32 units in an 18,900- square-foot structure