The cause is still under investigation, but the injuries remain: two women and a 15-month-old baby were injured in an apartment fire in Anaheim this morning.
They were inside the apartment when the fire broke out at about 9:50 a.m. in a first-level apartment at 115 S. Illinois Street near Lincoln Avenue. According to Anaheim Fire Marshall Jeff Lutz, the adult victims were 28 and 61, and were taken to the hospital after being rescued by the fire department.
Luckily, the blaze was under control in about 20 minutes, thanks to around 50 firefighters from both Anaheim and Garden Grove, as it could have spread further throughout the two-story, eight-unit apartment complex. All Modern Manor Apartment residents were evacuated before any further injuries could take place, and the American Red Cross was called in to assist with the evacuees.
Again, this is another tragic reason why smoke detectors should be checked regularly and installed in each floor of your home. An early warning is the best way to survive a fire in your residence and save your family and pets. Read our blog on what to do if your home is on fire by clicking here.
Although a damage estimate was not available via news sources this soon after the fire, it is likely to be considerable. Photos show the firefighters smashing through the roof of the building with axes to ventilate it, and they doused “hot spots” to ensure the fire was completely out. The smoke damage on its own looks extensive, and further water and fire damage will need to be restored.
If you, or someone you know, was affected by this fire, or one like it, please call us immediately. We are experts in fire and water damage restoration, and we work tirelessly to get displaced families back in their homes as soon as possible. We are also skilled in dealing with insurance companies about damage claims, so we can help get rid of that headache for our clients too. Call now: (877) 732-8471 or use the online form on the right side of the page.