SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A fire in the office tower that houses El Salvador's Treasury Department has killed at least one person, while air force helicopters swooped in to rescue two people from the roof.
About 22 people were injured by Friday's fire, which burned about four floors of the 10-story office building in the country's capital of San Salvador. Most suffered burns, contusions or respiratory problems.
About 50 people were trapped at one point on upper floors of the building, and one person was injured when he jumped from the building. All the others were eventually evacuated, including the two plucked from the roof.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.