Blaze destroys Palmdale apartment

(Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire that gutted a Palmdale apartment Monday night.

The incident was reported around 8:13 p.m. at a unit in the Village Garden Apartment at 1020 East Avenue R in Palmdale, according to LA County Fire Department Battalion Chief Garry Harris.

Five engines, two trucks, a paramedic unit, two battalion chiefs and a support vehicle responded to the scene, fire officials said.

(Photo by LUIS MEZA)

Responding units found a room in a ground floor apartment well involved in fire, Harris said.

“An aggressive fire attack was performed,” Harris said. “We held the fire to the room of origin and a hallway. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.”

Fire officials evacuated the occupants in the apartment directly above the burning unit, as a safety precaution, Harris said.

The family was able to return to the apartment, once the operation was completed. The fire was declared knocked down at around 8:32 p.m.

The tenants of the affected apartment were not at home during the blaze. Fire officials were trying to contact those tenants Monday night.

The fire remains under investigation.

  2 comments for “Blaze destroys Palmdale apartment

  1. B
    January 2, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Palmdale/LAFD = Heros!
    Good Works, guys!
    All the Best to you and yours in the coming year…
    God Bless You,
    Thanks for being here!

    • January 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Another job well done.
      Have a safe and
      Happy New Year!!

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