Tenants flee high-rise fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters made a dramatic ladder rescue of a man who appeared about to jump from a burning Los Angeles apartment building on Wednesday and helicopters plucked people from the roof of the 25-storey high-rise as other terrified residents fled through smoke-choked stairwells to safety. Seven people were hospitalised, including a three-month-old. A 30-year-old man, who was clinging to a building ledge “due to the intense heat” from the burning apartment next to him and who appeared ready to jump until firefighters calmed him down, was hospitalised in critical condition, Fire Captain Erik Scott said at an evening news conference. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin