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Fire at H.B. apartment complex damages 24 units, displacing residents

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A fire at a Huntington Beach apartment complex left two dozen units uninhabitable Tuesday night, according to authorities.
(Courtesy of Huntington Beach Fire Department)

A fire at a Huntington Beach apartment complex left two dozen units uninhabitable Tuesday night, authorities said.

The blaze broke out shortly before 6:15 p.m. at the two-story complex near the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Hamilton Avenue, according to the Huntington Beach Fire Department.

Fire crews from Huntington, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach responded to the scene, and the fire was under control at about 8 p.m., according to the department.

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“One patient was evaluated by paramedics and released at the scene,” the department wrote on Twitter. “Over 10 units have been damaged by the fire and approximately 50 occupants may be displaced.”

In an update posted on Facebook, the department wrote that 24 units at the complex were left “uninhabitable for the evening.”

The American Red Cross set up a care center and shelter for displaced residents at the Edison Community Center on Magnolia Street, and three people stayed there Tuesday night, according to organization spokeswoman Emily Cox.

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The shelter is now closed since those residents “all left this morning and had other arrangements available for tonight,” Cox wrote in an email Wednesday.

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Updates:
3:56 PM, Oct. 23, 2019: This article was originally published at 8:36 a.m. and has been updated with additional information.

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