A fire that broke out at a Del Rey home Dec. 27 left one man with critical injuries, Los Angeles fire officials said.
A woman was also hospitalized in fair condition due to the fire, which was reported at 5:32 p.m. at a one-story residence at 12418 Verdi St., west of Centinela Avenue in Del Rey, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. The exact ages of the victims were unknown but they were described as older adults, he said.
Twenty-seven LAFD firefighters were called to the home, where first-arriving units saw “heavy smoke” coming from the rear of the structure, Humphrey said.
Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the structure and extinguished the blaze in 14 minutes, Humphrey said.
The man was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, while the woman was in fair condition when taken to a local hospital, he said. No other injuries were reported.
Firefighters told some news stations that they were unable to locate any smoke detectors in the home.
The cause of the fire and estimated damage were under investigation.