PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people are without homes this weekend after fire ravaged a Southern California apartment complex.
About 300 people were forced from the four-building complex in Pico Rivera on Thursday. Authorities say the fire probably was caused by plumbing work but it quickly spread through a common attic, damaging dozens of apartments.
A mother and child suffered smoke inhalation and a firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.
Officials say it will be at least several more days before evacuees will be able to go home. Some units are uninhabitable and some of the buildings need repairs.
City News Service says city officials are working to provide hotel vouchers for the displaced. Meanwhile, authorities say donations of clothing, toiletries and pet supplies for the tenants are still needed.

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