Firefighters rescue people from building blaze in Los Angeles

Flames burst through the fifth floor of a business building in the 1500 block of W. Olympic Boulevard on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Los Angeles firefighters rescued people from a building fire in the 1500 block of W. Olympic Boulevard Tuesday night.

About 170 firefighters battled the blaze that broke out on the fifth floor of a six-story commercial building in the Westlake District.

Firefighters rescued one person who was taken down with the help of a ladder. The condition of the person is unknown. Another person was being treated for burns.

Firefighters provide medical treatment to Ricardo Molina, who was rescued from a six-story building fire.

The fire was contained to the southwest corner of the building.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

DEVELOPING: We will add more details to this report as soon as it becomes available.

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