A fire on Saturday afternoon in the attic of a two-story apartment building in Redondo Beach caused heavy damage to rear units but no injuries, a Redondo Beach Fire Department official said.
The fire was reported about 3:15 p.m. in a 12-unit building in the 1100 block of Barbara Street, Redondo Beach fire Division Chief Mark Winter said.
All of the residents were out of the building and light smoke was coming from the attic when firefighters arrived, Winter said. Firefighters were able to get several pets out of the building and there were no injuries.
It took about 90 minutes to put out the flames pushed by the wind through the common attic, Winter said.
The Redondo Beach firefighters were assisted in the greater-alarm fire by units from Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance and Los Angeles County, Winter said.
There were 60 firefighters in all, he said.
The fire appeared to have started in the attic. The rear units sustained the heaviest damage.
The blaze forced the closure of the 1100 block of Barbara Street and a nearby northbound stretch of Prospect Avenue, according to Redondo Beach police.