Man suffers burns in large homeless encampment fire under LA freeway

A man suffered serious leg burns Friday in a fire that damaged several vehicles near a homeless encampment in the downtown Los Angeles area.

Firefighters sent to the 1000 block of West Washington Boulevard about 6:25 a.m. quickly extinguished the flames, and paramedics took the injured man to a hospital, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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