A fire broke out on Sunday afternoon in a condo unit at on the northeast corner of Wilshire and Rossmore Blvds. Los Angeles Fire Department @LAFD tweeted that a 22-year-old male resident sustained a foot laceration while exiting the building at 4477 Wilshire Blvd. He was treated and released at scene. Fifty-five fire fighters were dispatched to scene to fight the fire, the cause of the blaze is not yet known.
Local residents reported to the Buzz that fire trucks blocked off much of Wilshire Blvd. @LAFD advised residents to avoid Wilshire Blvd between Highland and Crenshaw. The entrance to Fremont Place was entirely blocked and residents and guests were re-directed to the Olympic Boulevard gate used only for emergencies.
The fire inside the 36-unit condo building at 4471 Wilshire Blvd. in Hancock Park was reported at 1:13 p.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.
The plume was visible from 10 miles away, and the smoke was concentrated on the third floor, according to Humphrey. The fire damage was mostly confined to one condo.