An apartment complex caught fire in Glendale on Thursday afternoon, sending large plumes of grayish-white smoke into the sky.
Firefighters were called out to 140 Carr Drive around 3 p.m. after smoke could be seen billowing from a two-story, eight-unit apartment complex.
Although it’s unknown how the fire started, city spokeswoman Eliza Papazian said it had spread to the basement and first floor of the building.
At least six people, including a child, were rescued from the complex and two firefighters incurred minor injuries, according to Papazian. Three of the rescued residents were treated at the scene while the other three were sent to a nearby hospital for minor smoke inhalation.
In an interview with KABC, Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas said both firefighters fell from the first floor to the basement level of the building.
The pair were immediately rescued and treated at the scene; they have since been released from the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement from the Glendale Fire Department.
Authorities said Carr Drive between Broadway and Harvard Street was closed to traffic throughout the evening as emergency crews dealt with the aftermath of the fire.
In addition to the police and fire departments, members of the Red Cross were also on scene to help residents displaced by the blaze. In a statement on social media, the organization said its Disaster Action Team was on hand to make sure residents had alternative lodgings for the night and to provide emotional counseling for victims of the fire.
The #RedCross Disaster Action Team is onsite in #Glendale helping all affected by today's multi-unit apartment fire, making sure they have alternate places to sleep tonight, plus medication, emotional counseling & other services. Thank you @GlendaleFireCA for the hard work. pic.twitter.com/4gkZye4R7i— Red Cross Los Angeles (@RedCrossLA) January 17, 2020