Video: 1 Dead, 15 Injured in California Hotel Fire. Many Jumped to Safety



People were trapped by flames inside the two-story Wilmington Hotel at 111 E. C St. shortly after 3 a.m. as firefighters arrived, he said.

Other hotel residents jumped out of windows to escape the flames.

“It was an unusual situation,” LAFD spokesman Daniel Curry said. “You are not usually confronted with jumping people when you get on scene of the incident.”

LAFD Deputy Chief Daren Palacios told KTLA that firefighters had to contend with several obstacles, including bars on the windows and several fences, before entering the building.

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