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 Firefighters responded to a 2nd alarm structure fire in the Belmont Heights last night. Crews quickly made access and extinguished fire. No injuries reported. Firefighters were able to preserve this historic house that was first house built in area in 1905. @LBFD pic.twitter.com/yI8ZDEHs0M
— Long Beach Fire (@lbfirefighters) January 22, 2022
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