Van Nuys Apartment Fire Causes $105K In Damage, Displaces 4

VAN NUYS ( — A fire Sunday displaced four people after ripping through one unit of an apartment complex in Van Nuys.

Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, says the flames were confined to one unit on the second floor of a 54-unit building.

The fire in the 15700 block of W. Sherman Way broke out just after 9:22 a.m.

Raw Audio: LAFD Spokesperson Erik Scott Discusses Van Nuys Fire

Scott says 50 firefighters were dispatched to the firefight. The blaze was knocked down within 21 minutes.

Scott estimates that the fire caused an estimated loss of $105,000.

Four people, including two children, were displaced, according to Scott. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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