Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The fire broke out at a four storey hotel in Baldwin Park, triggering a massive response from emergency personnel.
The blaze was reported at 8.45 p.m. at the Regency Inn and Suites in the 14600 block of Dalewood Street, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Firefighters arrived to find smoke emanating from the fourth floor of the hotel after flames erupted in a single unit on the third floor.
Multiple police cars, fire trucks and ambulances arrived on the scene, and the fire was contained with 30 minutes.
However, nine patients suffering from minor smoke inhalation were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.
A spokesperson for the fire department announced through a social media website that within 30 minutes the fire had been contained to the one room where it began.