A man was burned today when he used water to fight a grease-fueled stove fire that broke out in a second-floor unit of a three-story apartment building in Mar Vista, a fire department official said.
The blaze was reported at 7:13 p.m. at 3450 S. Sawtelle Blvd., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The injured man was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening burns to his hands, arms, neck and head and the other was being assessed at the scene, Humphrey said.
He was listed in fair condition, Humphrey said.
A second person, age and gender not available, was examined at the scene and declined treatment or transportation to a hospital, he said.
Thirty-nine firefighters responded and knocked down the flames in 20 minutes, confining the damage to the unit of origin, according to Humphrey.
--City News Service