7 Injured In Garden Grove Apartment Fire


SEPULVEDA PASS GREG MILLS “CBS 2 NEWS.” SARA: A PARABLE LOSS. HER FRIGHTENING WAKE-UP CALL FOR DOZENS OF PEOPLE AS THE FIRE WAS THERE PERFECT COMPLEX IN ORANGE COUNTY THE FIRE INJURED SEVEN PEOPLE INCLUDING TWO POLICE OFFICERS. THE PISTONS JOY BENEDICT SHOWS US EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED. REPORTER: THE WAKE-UP CALL WITH LOUD AND FRIGHTENING AS DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN THIS GARDEN GROVE APARTMENT COMPLEX GRAHAM TOLD TO GET OUT THE DOOR WHEN THE FIRE STARTED IN A SECOND-FLOOR APARTMENT. EZRA WHO ASKED US NOT TO USE HIS LAST NAME GRABS HIS GRANDMOTHER IN CAT AND GOT OUT. THIS FAMILY WAS ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING BUT WHEN I WALKED INTO THE INTERIOR HALLWAY WAS LIKE WALKING THROUGH FOG. REPORTER: FIREFIGHTERS SAID MANY HAD PROBLEMS EVACUATING BECAUSE WHEN THE UPLIFT DOORS THICK BLACK SMOKE FILLED THE APARTMENT SO THEY COULDN’T TURN BACK AND ENDED UP BEING TRAPPED AND HAD TO BE RESCUED. THEY WERE CHOKING WITH SMOKE AND AN THEY HIT THE GROUND AND THAT’S WHERE FIREFIGHTERS FOUND THEM. REPORT OF THE FIRE STARTED BEFORE 2:00 A.M.. ONE MAN WITH WAS HOME AT THE TIME AND WHEN OF THREE TENANTS IN THAT BUILDING TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. FOUR PEOPLE INCLUDING TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE TREATED ON THE SCENE FOR SMOKE RELATED ISSUES. THERE ARE 29 APARTMENTS IN THE BUILDING CONSIDERED UNLIVABLE. ONE OF THEM HAVE SIGNIFICANT FIRE DAMAGE AND IS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. FOR MORE SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT WATER DAMAGE AND THE REST ARE FILLED WITH SMOKE. THE RED CROSS OPENED A SHELTER NEARBY FOR DOZENS OF PEOPLE UNABLE TO RETURN HOME. AS FOR AS WHERE THE SHELTER IS AN OPTION. THE SHELTER WAS FREE AND I APPRECIATE THE RED CROSS’S EFFORT.

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