Three people were injured in the fire, KNBC reported. A 57-year-old man was taken to a hospital with burns; a 30-year-old woman had smoke inhalation. No details were released concerning the third victim's injuries or condition.
Four apartments were heavily damaged, displacing eight residents, KTLA reported. Officials were examining the other apartments.
The early-morning fire is under investigation, but the Los Angeles Fire Department battalion chief Daniel Curry, said that a nearby building caught fire a few months ago and there is evidence of homeless people living in the area, KTLA reported.