Two injured in Duarte motel fire

DUARTE — A couple were injured after a fire broke out at a local motel Tuesday night.
Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Mark Sotelo said the fire was restricted to one unit but caused minor smoke damage to another unit. He estimated damages at $75,000.
The sheriff’s arson investigators are looking into what started the fire, Sotelo said.
It happened at Rancho Inn, 1515 Huntington Drive, at 5:54 p.m.
There were two people in the unit where the fire occurred. Sotelo said a man suffered from second degree burns and smoke inhalation while a woman was treated for smoke inhalation.
Sotelo said the two were taken to Methodist Hospital of Southern California and were listed in stable condition.
About 45 firefighters responded to the first alarm fire which was knocked down at 6:30 p.m.

– Ruby Gonzales

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