A Santa Monica firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion in one fire and two tenants were displaced in another fire that broke out at residences on Ashland Avenue and 10th Street December 9th, fire officials said.

The injured firefighter was treated at the scene of a fire reported in a single-story, single-family home at 1334 Ashland Ave., east of Lincoln Boulevard at 12:50 p.m., Capt. Brad Graham said. No other injuries were reported.

Twenty-seven Santa Monica firefighters, with assistance from the Los Angeles Fire Department, were called to the home, where they saw a well-involved fire in the attic.

Firefighters faced a particularly challenging effort in extinguishing the blaze due to a metal clad roof at the structure, Graham said. The fire was completely extinguished at 2:16 p.m.

The cause of the fire and estimated damage is under investigation.

Two occupants were displaced in a second fire that was reported at 4:38 p.m. on the same day at an apartment at 1128 10th St. Nineteen firefighters were called to the scene, where they found a wall heater fire at a second-floor unit of the two-story complex that moved up the wall into the attic, Graham said.

Firefighters contained the blaze to the apartment unit and partially to the attic, extinguishing the fire in about ten minutes, he said.

The Red Cross Santa Monica chapter helped provide shelter for the two displaced occupants. The specific cause of the fire and estimated damage are under investigation.

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