31 Residents Displaced After Fire Rips Through North Hollywood Apartment

Several families were displaced early Saturday when a fire ripped through a two-story, eight unit apartment complex in North Hollywood.

Flames ripped through an apartment building in North Hollywood on June 3, 2017. (Credit: ANG News)

Two Los Angeles police officers were on patrol about 2 a.m. when they noticed flames coming from an apartment located at 11420 W. Oxnard St. Flames could be seen coming from one unit of the apartment complex, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

Flames traveled through the roof of the unit, then up to the attic and continued to spread to other units.

31 people were displaced as a result of the fire damaging several units, but no injuries were reported.

"I was downstairs and then all of a sudden some neighbors, well some bystanders told us the house was on fire, the top one," resident Carlos Sanchez told KTLA. "They screamed for us to get out before it collapses."

It took 66 firefighters about 34 minutes to extinguish the fire, officials said.

The American Red Cross was at the apartment complex helping to relocate the residents.

Witnesses told KTLA they saw two men running from the apartment complex shortly after the fire started.

Arson investigators were on scene working to determine the cause of the blaze.