The flames were doused for hours Tuesday but about 120 residents of an upscale apartment building in Santa Monica were trying to figure out where they are going to live after a major fire forced them onto to the street.
At least no one was injured in the giant blaze that brought firefighters, ambulances and utility workers to the site near Broadway and Lincoln Boulevard Monday evening.
The Santa Monica Fire Department announced about 6:20 p.m. that it was battling a fire in the 1400 block of Lincoln Boulevard, near Broadway.
About 30 minutes later, a department tweet said the fire had gone to two alarms.
Forty-five firefighters from the Santa Monica and Los Angeles fire departments responded and knocked down the fire in 34 minutes, containing it to “a subterranean area” of the five-story, 96-unit building, officials said.
The Red Cross was summoned to assist about 120 displaced residents, according to the SMFD.
–City News Service
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