Two people were taken to a hospital and one person was displaced following an apartment fire just north of Long Beach’s East Village, according to officials.
The fire broke out at a two-story apartment complex just before noon Wednesday in the 900 block of Olive Avenue, authorities said. About 28 firefighters responded to the blaze at around 12:03 p.m, LBPD spokesperson Jake Heflin said. Firefighters quickly worked to rescue one person inside the apartment and at around 12:06 p.m., the fire was extinguished, Heflin said.
Today @lbfirefighters responded to an apartment fire on the 900 block of Olive Ave. In total, 2 patients were transported to a local hospital. @LBPD, Gas Dept., & a fire inspector were on scene. @redcrossla has been requested. The fire remains under investigation. #YourLBFD pic.twitter.com/coZgIHNV72— Long Beach Fire (CA) (@LBFD) April 20, 2022
Two people were assessed for injuries and transported to a local hospital, but the extent of their injuries was unknown, Heflin said. One person was displaced as a result of the fire, and personnel from the Los Angeles Red Cross assisted in finding them temporary shelter, authorities said.
Long Beach gas, police and a fire investigator also responded to the scene, Heflin said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.