Occupants Jump From Windows To Escape Hotel Fire

 Friday, April 3, 2015


One man was killed and at least 15 others, including a child, suffered injuries Thursday morning after a fire ripped through a two-story Wilmington hotel, forcing multiple people trapped in their rooms to jump out windows to escape the intense flames.The fire, which was deemed “suspicious,” broke out at the Wilmington Hotel located at 111 E. C St. (map) shortly before 3:15 a.m. and burned for nearly an hour before crews were able to knock it down, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Residents described a chaotic scene when the fire erupted, including multiple people jumping from windows to get out of the 20-unit building.