House fire on Loma Vista Drive displaces family

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On Monday, May 10,  at 12:45 p.m., Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) responded to a  structure fire on the  1200 block of Loma Vista Drive.

Battalion Chief One arrived at the Victorian home within four minutes of receiving the call and reported “heavy smoke showing from the rear of the building.”  A neighbor noticed the fire and notified the female resident who quickly ran upstairs to check on her son. With the assistance of firefighters, the mother and her son were able to exit safely, with no injuries.

Additional Firefighters fought the stubborn fire that appears to have started from an exterior location but had traveled into the attic. Crews fought the fire from inside the house while others cut holes in the roof to gain access for hose lines to extinguish the fire. Firefighters also performed salvage and overhaul operations to ensure that the fire was completely out, and to save as much of the building and it’s contents as possible.

The fire was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes with an estimated damage of between $75,000–100,000. The residents—a mother, two sons, and a young daughter—were all displaced due to this fire. The Red Cross will provide assistance to the family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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