MacARTHUR PARK (CBSLA) — Firefighters Saturday morning knocked down a fire that spread through the second and third floors, as well as the attic, of a four-story apartment building in the Westlake/MacArthur Park community of Los Angeles.
Firefighters dispatched at 5:45 a.m. to the 2900 block of West Sunset Plaza had the fire out within 40 minutes of their arrival, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
“Firefighters are now conducting a thorough search on all levels of the building, with no injuries reported,” Stewart said.
KCAL9/CBS2’s Joy Benedict was on the scene and reports that two firefighters suffered minor burns and was taken to a hospital.
“I heard some fire trucks and it’s getting louder and louder so I went out and see my apartment is on fire so I have to wake my roommates and pack my things up. My passport of course and my wallet,” said Joe, a resident of the apartment complex.
She also reported that at least a dozen people were left homeless due to damage done to several units.
Many residents said they weren’t woken up by smoke detectors but rather breaking glass, firefighters and neighbors screaming.
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