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4 Firefighters Hurt After Plunging Through Roof of Burning Casino

 Four firefighters were injured after falling through a roof while battling a blaze in Cudahy late Thursday.

 They were hurt while fighting a three-alarm fire at the abandoned Club Caribe Casino at Atlantic Avenue and Clara Street at around 11:38 p.m, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman said.

They were cutting a hole in the roof to release hot gases when it collapsed below them, and they plunged 30 feet to the floor below.

An official said the firefighters have been transported to the USC Medical Center for treatment. One suffered moderate injuries. while three other sustained minor injuries. They are each in stable condition.

The cause of the fire is has yet to be determined, and firefighters finally called a knock down on the blaze at 2:42 a.m.

Cudahy is the second smallest city in LA County in terms of area, just ahead of Hawaiian Gardens.Four firefighters were injured when they fell through a roof of an abandoned casino while battling a blaze in Cudahy Thursday evening.

Crews responded to a fire at the Club Caribe Casino on the 7600 block of Atlantic Avenue shortly after 11:30 p.m.
As they tried to release hot gases in the building caused by the fire, by cutting a hole in the roof, they were sent plummeting 30 feet to the ground below them when the roof collapsed.

Four firefighters were transported to a USC medical center, Supervisor Michael Pittman said, with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. One of the firefighters suffered moderate injuries. while three others sustained minor injuries.

One firefighter remained hospitalized Friday morning in stable condition in a burn unit while the other three were released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. It was knocked down at 2:42 a.m.

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