Anaheim Apartment Fire Leaves 1 Dead, Multiple Residents Displaced

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1 person was killed and multiple residents were displaced after a fire tore through an apartment in Anaheim early Saturday, according to authorities.


Flames fully engulfed an apartment unit in Anaheim on May 10, 2014. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

The blaze broke out at 4:30 a.m. in a multi-unit apartment building located in the 2100 block of Westport Drive (map), Lt. Bob Dunn with the Anaheim Police Department said.

One person, an unidentified man, died as a result of the fire, according to Dunn.

Although fire crews were able to contain the flames to one unit, but 20 residents were initially displaced. Later, officials said the number of residents that were displaced was down to three.

Dunn said the residents were displaced as a result of “ventilation efforts” by firefighters.

The Red Cross was on its way to assist the affected residents.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this report.