More than 170 firefighters battled a “major emergency” structure fire at a Valley Village apartment complex Wednesday, authorities said.
Firefighters first were called out to the 5200 block of Bellingham Avenue around 10 a.m. for a fire reported in a second-floor unit of a three-story apartment complex. They rescued two residents from a balcony with ladders, officials said in a statement.
Few details were available, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.
[Updated 12:03 p.m.: Firefighters have since knocked down the blaze.]
-- Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times