Late night fire on July 4 in Huntington Beach

On July 4 at 11:28 p.m., units from the Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 17637 Brittany Lane. First arriving units found five fully involved vehicles in a carport with the fire spreading to an apartment on the second floor directly above the carport.

Initial arriving crews quickly extinguished the fire in the carport and subsequent crews checked the adjoining townhomes and conducted search operations. Crews contained active fire in the attic and adjoining apartments. Due to the severity of the fire, the carport had major structural compromise and the floor in the second floor apartment was burned through, limiting firefighter access to the area and making extinguishment efforts more difficult.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The American Red Cross assisted the displaced occupants. Huntington
Beach Building Department representatives responded to the scene due to the structural compromise of the building. HBFD Fire Investigators are handling the investigation.

Fountain Valley Fire Department and the Orange County Fire Authority provided mutual aid assistance with over 51 firefighters responding to the scene.

The Fire Department reminds everyone to have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a residential home fire in half. Smoke alarms should be present in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home. By law, all rental housing must have working smoke alarms. Contact your landlord, property manager, or fire department for help.

This article was released by the City of Huntington Beach.