Boy burned in north LB apartment fire

On Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at approximately 8:59pm, the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) responded to an apartment fire on the 5500 block of Ackerfield Avenue in north Long Beach.
The first arriving units found a moderate fire and smoke coming from a first floor unit. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and kept it from spreading to adjacent apartments.
Two residents of the apartment sustained injuries. An 11-year-old boy suffered 2nd-degree burns as well as inhalation injuries. In critical but stable condition, he was treated and transported to a local hospital by Long Beach paramedics. An adult female suffered minor burns and was treated and released at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by authorities.

Source: LBFD

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