Condominium fire in Burbank destroys residence

Roughly 40 firefighters knocked down a condominium fire Tuesday that “completely destroyed” the two-story residence and left one person in the hospital, authorities said.

The patient was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, though authorities declined to identify the person, citing privacy laws.

Firefighters were called to 500 E. Santa Anita Ave. at 12:30 p.m. where they reported fire coming out of the windows on the first floor, said Burbank Fire Capt. Peter Hendrickson.

Firefighters knocked down the blaze in a half-hour, cutting a hole in the roof for ventilation after the fire traveled up the stairs to the second floor.

“The place was pretty much destroyed,” Hendrickson said, adding that adjacent units also sustained varying degrees of smoke damage.

A family of three, including one child, reportedly lived at the residence.

The cause of the blaze remained under investigation.

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