LBFD brings down third fire at alarm structure near Alamitos Heights • Long Beach Post News
The blaze, which started on the 400 block of Bellflower Boulevard near the Pacific Coast Highway around 5 p.m., was extinguished just before 6 p.m., according to LBFD spokesman Brian Fisk.
The fire started on the third floor and then moved to the fourth floor, according to Fisk.
Firefighters rescued a person and a dog from a balcony, Fisk said. A woman in her 60s sustained a leg injury after jumping from a second-story balcony to the ground and was rushed to an area hospital in stable condition, Fisk said.
Three firefighters were also transported with injuries to local hospitals, with heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation, Fisk added.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
400 blk. Bellflower Blvd.-3e Alarm in a residential condo complex. The units arrived at heavy fire and smoke from the 3rd floor unit and hallway, extending to the 4th floor. A victim rescued with a dog from a balcony. 3 injured firefighters, one of whom was transported with smoke inhalation. pic.twitter.com/FOka6lMwMp
– Long Beach Fire (CA) (@LBFD) November 4, 2021
Marlys James-Jolly, who lived in the complex for two and a half years and was near where the fire started, said fire alarms were installed on his floor today and no alarms were was triggered to warn residents. James-Jolly said two neighbors came to warn another resident of the fire.
“We opened the door and the smoke was so thick it was scary,” James-Jolly said.
Another resident of the resort, who declined to give her name, said she was first aware of the fire when she smelled smoke.
“I smelled smoke and saw stuff fall out the window, grabbed the kids and ran,” said the resident. “I came back and asked them to grab my cat and the cat was fine,” she added.
Building manager Briana Anderson declined to comment.
A video shot by a passer-by showed smoke coming from several parts of the complex.
– TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) November 4, 2021
This story has been updated with additional details from the LBFD and eyewitnesses.