A fire that appeared to have started in a dumpster and damaged a vehicle was contained and extinguished Thursday evening at a two-story apartment building in Palms.

Firefighters were called at 10:12 p.m. to 3765 S. Vinton Ave., north of Venice Boulevard, where they were able to determine that the fire started or near a first-floor carport in a dumpster and moved to the vehicle, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange.

Although some smoke did affect the upper floor, firefighters were able to contain the flames before they made it inside any of the units, Prange said.

It took 22 firefighters 15 minutes to extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported.

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