Pico Neighborhood apartment catches fire last week
By Sam Catanzaro
A Santa Monica resident was injured in an apartment fire last week.
According to the Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD), on Thursday June 16 at 9:07 p.m. dispatchers received multiple calls reporting a fire in an apartment building on the 2300 block of Kansas Avenue in the Pico Neighborhood. Upon arrival, SMFD crews encountered a two story apartment building with one unit on the second floor “well involved” with fire.
Firefighters quickly worked to attack the blaze and prevent it from extending to adjacent apartments while rapidly searching and evacuating the building.
According to the SMFD, the fire was extinguished in less than 20 minutes and was confined to the unit of origin, with only minor damage to other units.
One resident was treated by paramedics and transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained from the fire. Additionally, Santa Monica Police Department officers and firefighters were able to rescue two cats from a neighboring apartment.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.