PANORAMA CITY (CBSLA.com) — A total of 30 people were displaced Thursday night after a fast-moving fire at an apartment building in Panorama City.
The fire was reported by a passerby around 9:15 p.m. at 9010 Cedros Avenue, authorities said.READ MORE: Driver Of Camaro Killed In Azusa Wreck After Running Red Light; 2 Others Flee Scene
When officials arrived, smoke could be seen coming from the second floor of the 55,000-square foot apartment building.
Firefighters cut holes in the roof to vent the flames. They were able to confine the direct fire damage to two apartment units on the upper floor and one apartment below.
Five other units sustained indirect damage.
It took 85 firefighters about 32 minutes to knock down the flames.READ MORE: LAUSD Reopens Campuses Tuesday For First Time Since March 2020
One woman suffered a minor burn injury, and two firefighters sustained non-life threatening injuries. All three were taken to area hospitals in fair condition.
Thirty residents — 19 adults and 11 children — were displaced by the incident.
Volunteers from the American Red Cross were on scene assisting.
Direct fire loss has yet to be determined, but according to the LAFD, more than $1,492,950 in property loss was prevented when firefighters spared 50 apartments from damage.MORE NEWS: CDC, FDA Recommend Pausing J&J Vaccine Over Blood Clot Cases
The cause of the fire was under active investigation.