A leaking roof prompted the evacuation Tuesday of at least 135 residents from a three-story assisted living apartment building in West Hollywood, authorities said.
Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched at 4:15 a.m. to 838 West Knoll Drive in response to reports of flooding, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.
Deputies from the sheriff’s West Hollywood station and officials from Metro were called in 5:03 a.m. to assist in the evacuation of the residents and transport them by bus to the West Hollywood Park Auditorium at 647 San Vicente Blvd., said Lt. Edward Ramirez of the sheriff’s West Hollywood station.
It was not the first time deputies were called in to assist in evacuating the building, Ramirez said, adding that deputies provided assistance in a similar situation July 18.
“They didn’t adequately cover the roof and residents were evacuated in a similar fashion,” he said.
—City News Service
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