LOS ANGELES — Fire officials say a man suffered burns to both arms and a leg when flames ripped through a Los Angeles apartment building.

Nearly 50 firefighters responded after the blaze was reported shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday in the Northridge area.

City fire spokesman Brian Humphrey says the victim managed to escape but received “significant” burns to his limbs. He was hospitalized in serious condition.

No other injuries are reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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