Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies worked with Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel to help the occupants of a burning Canyon Country apartment complex Monday.
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There were no serious injuries reported, although one family lost their home on the 26800 block of Claudette Street in Canyon Country, where the blaze was reported.
“Any type of residential fire is extremely scary for any of the residents involved,” said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “We’re just glad that no one was injured.”
Fire Department personnel received the report at 2:46 a.m., according to Fire Inspector Tony Akins of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
A statement from a Sheriff’s Station deputy who was on the scene described how deputies who responded rushed into the multi-unit apartment complex and help coax a woman outside.
Fire Department personnel were at the scene by 2:51 a.m. to fight the blaze, which had smoke visible from about a mile away, according to Akins.
An on-scene deputy’s statement described the intensity of the blaze and the explosion of a propane tank near or inside the unit.
Firefighters declared the structure fire extinguished by 3:22 a.m., and while three families were initially displaced by the blaze and firefighters’ response, one family appears to have lost their home.
One firefighter was treated for minor burns and then released from the hospital, Akins said.
Two Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies were treated for smoke inhalation, but neither were seriously injured, Dubin said.
No residents appear to have been injured in the fire.
One woman was transported to the hospital from the scene of the fire, however the woman’s injuries were not thought to be related to the fire, according to officials.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department’s Arson and Explosives Details, Dubin said.
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Source: Santa Clarita News