A nursing home in the Los Angeles area has been put out by an accidental fire that killed three people and left many others injured, officials said on Tuesday.
Allendale, located in a neighborhood of high crime and drug dealing, had no confirmed fatalities, Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD) officials said.
“We have confirmed that all three victims are in the facility at this time,” LACFD said in a statement.
The nursing home is one of the largest in the area and was built in the 1920s, according to the LACFFD.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said the cause of the fire was under investigation, but said the location was safe.
The cause of fire is under investigation.
A person who was inside the facility died in the fire, and a person who suffered burns was treated at the scene, officials told Reuters.
The blaze broke out early on Tuesday morning at a nursing home on the 2100 block of West Adams Street, LACD officials said in the statement.
Officials said the building’s doors were left open for hours before the blaze erupted.
A police officer who was in the building when the fire started was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.