A blaze charred the second story of a small apartment building in Alamitos Beach before firefighters could quickly douse the flames Monday afternoon, according to authorities.
The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. in a bedroom at the building near Almond Avenue and Fourth Street, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jack Crabtree said.
Engines rushed to the scene, contained the flames to the bedroom and had the blaze doused before 2:45 p.m., according to Crabtree.
Nobody was hurt. Everyone inside managed to get out safely on their own, Crabtree said, but five people living in the building will have to find somewhere else to stay.
Crews were still assessing the damage and trying to determine the cause of the blaze Monday afternoon.
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