Multi-Vehicle Fire Spreads to Home, Apartment Building, Extinguished

Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Fighting
Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Fighting

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – At least nine vehicle in three garages were damaged this morning by a fire in the Arlington Heights area of Los Angeles that spread to a nearby home and two-story apartment building before being extinguished by firefighters.
Crews responded to reports of a single vehicle on fire in the 1300 block of Second Avenue, near the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, at 4:48 a.m., and found at least nine vehicles on fire with flames spreading to two other buildings, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
One unit of the apartment building at 1401 Arlington Avenue and the attic of a single-story home at 1335 Arlington Avenue became involved with fire, Prange said.
A total of 71 firefighters needed 53 minutes to extinguish the flames in all three areas and a knock down was called at 5:26 a.m., he said.
The occupants of one unit of the apartment building will potentially be displaced, Prange said.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was under investigation.