UPDATE: Via twitter:
Around 3 a.m. Reports came in for a person screaming in the alley at 20th & Speedway. Turns out the guy was reportedly screaming because he was high on meth and had lit his apt on fire – and was stuck on the balcony as the flames poured out. LAFD rescued him from his balcony which was a raging inferno. He was taken to Marina Hospital with minor injuries. He admitted at scene to starting the fire. LAFD evacuated the building and put out the flames which were still smoldering 2 hours later. Arson investigators were on scene…. Residents were with LAFD & LAPD in the parking lot by the paddle tennis courts trying to figure out next steps. Big mess. Repairable. No permanent structural damage.