Three civilians and two firefighters were injured Thursday at a two-story Glendale apartment building that caught fire, prompting some residents to escape through windows.
The fire erupted around 2:40 p.m. at 140 Carr Drive and rapidly filled the interior with smoke. Initial calls indicated some residents were trapped inside the building, while others reportedly fled through windows.
Chief Silvio Lanzas of the Glendale Fire Department told news crews at the scene that six civilians received medical treatment at the scene, and that three of them were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.
Lanzas also said two firefighters sustained minor injuries when they fell through the building’s first floor into the basement, but were taken to a hospital to be evaluated.
The fire was extinguished about 5 p.m. but crews will continue working at the scene, according to the Glendale fire and police departments.
Residents were not allowed back in the building and it was unclear when they could return. The American Red Cross is providing shelter to those who need it, according to Anita Shandi, public information officer of the Glendale Fire Department.
Carr Drive remained closed between Broadway and Harvard Street, according to the Glendale Police Department.
There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire, and it is unclear how many people have been displaced.
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