Flames Tuesday damaged the attached garage of a Chatsworth house that serves as a residential board and care home for 15 adults, and a firefighter was injured, authorities said.
Flames were reported about 3 a.m. at 10337 De Soto Ave., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. It took 30 firefighters 23 minutes to put out the blaze, which was confined to the garage, he said.
No civilians were injured, but one firefighter suffered a non-life- threatening injury and was taken to a hospital for further evaluation. He is resting comfortably, Humphrey said.
The residents were temporarily displaced by the fire, he said. The cause of the fire was under “active investigation,” Humphrey said.
Humphrey said the home had working smoke alarms, which alerted the residents to the fire.
Some residents told reporters at the scene that they were going to be evicted on Thursday, Humphrey said.
—City News Service