Attic fire in Central Long Beach leaves 2 residents displaced

Firefighters knocked down a blaze from an attic in a multi-unit home in Central Long Beach that left two residents displaced Sunday afternoon, according to Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jack Crabtree.

At around 3 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to Lime Avenue near La Reina Way, north of Seventh Street, where authorities saw heavy smoke coming out of the attic on multiple sides of the home, Crabtree said. Firefighters then contained the blaze within the area where the fire broke out and extinguished it within seven minutes, he said.

No injuries were reported, he said.

The displaced residents, two women, are being assisted by American Red Cross, which provides food and temporary shelter for residents displaced by a fire, Crabtree said.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but fire investigators are responding to the incident, Crabtree said.

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