Fire at Seal Beach apartment complex displaces 11 residents

SEAL BEACH — Firefighters knocked down a blaze inside an apartment building in Seal Beach on Sunday, May 26.

The two-alarm fire at a four-story apartment building in the 12400 block of Montecito Road was reported at 1:54 p.m., said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Cameron Rossman.

The OCFA and the Huntington Beach Fire Department dispatched a total of 44 firefighters to the scene, Rossman said.

The fire broke out in a unit on the fourth floor, Rossman continued. The bottom floor is a parking garage and residents live in units on the top three floors. The fire was contained to one unit. It was extinguished at about 2:20 p.m.

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One unit was destroyed and four others sustained water and smoke damage. No injuries were reported, Rossman said.

The Red Cross was called to the scene to arrange temporary housing for nine adults and two children, Rossman said,

The cause of the blaze remained under investigation.


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