8 Displaced, Firefighter Injured as Sylmar Condominium Erupts in Flames
Eight people were displaced and a firefighter was injured when a condominium in Sylmar erupted in flames Monday morning.
The fire at the two-story building located in the 14300 block of Foothill Boulevard (map) was reported just before 2 a.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles Fire Department.
One of the building’s four units was well involved with fire when crews arrived on scene, according to the news release.
It took 85 firefighters 49 minutes to eventually extinguish the blaze, the Fire Department stated.
Fire crews were able to contain most of the fire to the original residence, but the attic space and ceilings in two additional units were also damaged, according to the news release.
One firefighter received a non-life threatening facial injury during the incident. He was hospitalized in fair condition, the news release stated.
The building was equipped with working smoke alarms, which allowed all of the occupants to escape before firefighters arrived, the Fire Department stated.
One person had a minor burn on his foot, but declined treatment or transportation to a hospital.
The American Red Cross was assisting four adults and four children who were displaced by the fire with temporary living needs.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.