75 firefighters knock down fire

SEVERAL AGENCIES worked together to knock down a fire early Saturday morning in Stanton (OCFA photo).

An early morning fire Saturday at a two-story apartment complex in Stanton drew 75 firefighters from several different agencies to battle the blaze.

According to the Orange County Fire Authority, which provides fire and paramedic services for Stanton, Garden Grove, Westminster and other cities, the fire was reported at 12:22 a.m. in the 8300 block of Chapman Avenue (between Beach Boulevard and Dale Street).

The three-alarm fire summoned firefighting units from Anaheim Fire and Rescue and Fountain Valley Fire Department as well as OCFA. The fire spread from the attic of one unit and above other apartments through the common attic. Thick smoke filled the street and arriving firefighters saw smoke coming out of the attic from multiple sides.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies evacuated residents while firefighters attacked the fire from inside the building as well as on the roof, containing the flames to the original unit and to the attic of approximately five other units.

OCFA firefighter/paramedics transported one patient to a local hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation later in the incident. There were no other injuries and the fire was knocked down in 37 minutes.

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  1. It’s so sad that we worked so hard to have what we had and for us to be left out in the cold with no help. Next day our lease was terminated and left with nothing.

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