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Woman Burned in Apartment Fire

Woman recovering at local hospital after blaze breaks out Saturday afternoon in studio apartment near Colorado Avenue and Stanford Street.

A female was burned Saturday in a house fire in Santa Monica, a city fire official said.

The fire was reported at 4:23 p.m. at a two-story home in the 3000 block of Colorado Avenue, according to Battalion Chief Judah Mitchell of the Santa Monica Fire Department.

Rescuers arriving at the scene reported heavy smoke coming from the back of the multi-unit home, Mitchell said.

The blaze, which was burning in the bathroom of an upstairs studio unit, was under control in seven minutes, Mitchell said. The unit where the fire began sustained moderate damage throughout, and nearby units had smoke and/or water damage, Mitchell said.

The tenant in the unit where the fire started sustained burns from the fire, and she was taken to St. Johns Hospital where she was treated and is expected to remain under observation, Mitchell said.

Other tenants escaped unharmed, and the American Red Cross was called out to help displaced residents.

Watchful Eye September 15, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Just for clarification. This is a 4 unit bldg and it was the home in the front where the owners reside that was affected by the fire. The female that was taken to the hospital is a friend of the family, not a tenant, and she was released within an hour. More of a panic attack than anything. No one was injured. The SM Fire Department were very diligent in putting out the fire and the Red Cross stepped in and relocated the owners while the home is repaired. A big kudos to the fire department for saving this SM Vintage home.

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