A man suffered second-degree burns to his leg after a fire broke out at a 14th Street apartment in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Santa Monica early Saturday, September 12th, displacing him and three other family members, fire and Red Cross officials said.
Twenty-one Santa Monica firefighters were called at 3:14 a.m. to a two-story apartment complex at 2315 14th St., where first-arriving units saw light smoke coming from the second floor, said Capt. Brad Graham, Santa Monica fire spokesman.
Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire, containing it to the bathroom, Graham said. The apartment unit sustained smoke damage throughout and fire damage to the bathroom, he said.
The man who received burns to the leg was treated at the scene and transported to St. John’s Health Center for treatment of smoke inhalation and further medical care, a Santa Monica Red Cross spokesman said. The three other family members were not injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
All four tenants were temporarily displaced following the blaze, Graham said. The Red Cross secured temporary housing for the tenants at a local motor inn through September 15th and provided aid as needed. A Red Cross client assistance debit card was issued to the family to provide funds for food and other necessities.