Dog Killed, Man Injured in Fire at Anaheim Apartment

A fire at an Anaheim apartment killed a dog, injured a man and displaced about 10 people late Sunday night, authorities said.

A fire burns at an apartment building in Anaheim as firefighters work to put out the flames May 26, 2019. (Credit: OC Hawk)

A fire burns at an apartment building in Anaheim as firefighters work to put out the flames May 26, 2019. (Credit: OC Hawk)

Firefighters were called to the scene in the 2100 block of West Brownwood Avenue shortly before 11:00 p.m. and managed to put out the flames within 20 minutes, according to Anaheim Fire Battalion Chief Michael Byard.

The dog was pronounced dead at the scene by animal control officials and the injured man had suffered burns to one of his hands, Bard said. He was not taken to a hospital for treatment.

Bard said "approximately" 10 people were displaced by the blaze, which also left some damage to an adjacent unit. However, he said there was just "light extension" of the fire into the other residence.

Flames could be seen rising from the apartment building when firefighters were still working to extinguish the blaze earlier in the evening.

"The fire blew out the front, it blew the windows out," said Angelique Martinez, who lives in the building. "My heart goes out to them, all their lives are in their apartment."

The cause of the fire remains under investigation as Red Cross officials continue assisting those who have been displaced.

Correction: An earlier version of this article gave the incorrect last name for the battalion chief. The post has been updated.

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