Firefighters extinguish 2-alarm blaze at 2-story home in Bluff Park neighborhood

Multiple fire engines responded to a second-alarm fire Friday evening at a two-story house in Long Beach’s Bluff Park neighborhood, with video from the scene showing heavy smoke emanating from the rooftop as the orange flames grew.

Long Beach Fire Department Capt. Jack Crabtree said the first engine arrived on scene at about 6:40 p.m. in the 2700 block of First Street, a short way from Junipero Beach. LBFD extinguished the blaze in roughly 30 minutes, Crabtree said.

Video on social media showed firefighters on top of the historic 116-year-old home, dousing the fire with water.

The people inside the home were not injured, Crabtree said. No firefighters were injured while extinguishing the fire, he said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but firefighters were still at the scene investigating, Crabtree said.

Long Beach Fire Department on the scene of a house fire at 2732 East 1st Street Friday night, Jan. 21, 2022. Photo by Stephen Carr

Long Beach Fire Department on the scene of a house fire at 2732 East 1st Street Friday night, Jan. 21, 2022. Photo by Stephen Carr

Long Beach Fire Department on the scene of a house fire at 2732 East 1st Street Friday night, Jan. 21, 2022. Photo by Stephen Carr

Long Beach Fire Department on the scene of a house fire at 2732 East 1st Street Friday night, Jan. 21, 2022. Photo by Stephen Carr

Long Beach Fire Department on the scene of a house fire at 2732 East 1st Street Friday night, Jan. 21, 2022. Photo by Stephen Carr

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.
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