Three People Were Rescued From a Balcony During a Long Beach Sorority House Fire

Three people were rescued from a balcony early Monday at a burning sorority house in Long Beach.

A firefighter suffered a minor injury during the morning fire that damaged the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority house. Firefighters sent to the 3900 block of East Eighth Street at 5:36 a.m. extinguished the flames in about 10 minutes, said Long Beach fire Capt. Jack Crabtree.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of a minor injury, Crabtree said.

Details about the balcony rescue were not immediately available.

The sorority is affiliated with California State University, Long Beach. Seven women lives at the house and five were home at the time.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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