Garden Grove apartment fire
Firefighters battle the apartment blaze in Garden Grove. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Ten residents were displaced Tuesday following a garage fire that damaged a Garden Grove apartment building, causing about $115,000 in losses.

The non-injury fire was reported at 10:37 p.m. Monday at 13141 Casa Linda Lane, said Capt. Thanh Nguyen of the Garden Grove Fire Department.

The first-arriving unit found multiple garages on fire below the second floor units, Nguyen.

“Crews quickly attacked the blaze and were able to confine it to four garages, with smoke damage to an upstairs unit,” Nguyen said. “A search for residents revealed everyone had evacuated prior to fire department’s arrival, and there were no report of injuries.”

It took firefighters 20 minutes to knock down the flames, he said.

The fire damaged two vehicles in the garages and caused smoke damage to surrounding units, which prompted the city’s building inspector to launch an examination to determine whether the units were inhabitable, according to Nguyen.

Garden Grove fire investigators were on the scene determining the cause of the fire.

The Orange County Red Cross was providing assistance to displaced residents.

Damage to the building was estimated at $50,000 and $65,000 to contents, according to Nguyen.

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