Two people were injured Tuesday afternoon following an apartment fire in Long Beach’s Washington neighborhood, according to officials.
Fire crews arrived around 3:30 p.m. at the 1400 block of Cedar Avenue where they witnessed heavy flames coming from one of the apartment units, Long Beach Fire Capt. Jack Crabtree said.
Firefighters quickly worked to extinguish the fire, which was confined to a single unit, Crabtree said.
The two people living in the unit were taken to a local hospital, authorities said. Their conditions were not known.
Edison and Long Beach’s gas department also responded to help with utilities, fire officials said.
The Red Cross is currently in the process of helping the two victims find temporary shelter.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.