Van Nuys Apartment Fire Causes Estimated $105,000 in Damage

Residents escape to safety

By Brandon Lowrey
|  Sunday, May 12, 2013  |  Updated 11:06 AM PDT
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Van Nuys Apartment Fire Causes $105,000 in Damage

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An apartment fire was reported in Van Nuys on Sunday, May 12, 2013.

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Firefighters doused a fire in a two-story apartment building in Van Nuys on Sunday morning, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said.

No injuries were reported in the blaze.

The fire began about 9:20 a.m. Flames were visible in the two-story apartment building at 15740 Sherman Way, said Firefighter Erik Scott, a spokesman for the department.

It took 50 firefighters 21 minutes to put out the blaze.

The fire was confined to one unit on the second floor of the 54-unit apartment building. The blaze caused an estimated $105,000 in damage, with $15,000 in contents and $90,000 worth of damage to the structure, according to Scott.

Two adults and two children were displaced, and a smoke alarm allowed them to safely escape, Scott said.

The extent and estimated cost of the fire damage was not immediately clear. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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