A woman received burn injuries in a fire that broke out at a Santa Monica home Sept. 8, fire officials said.
Santa Monica firefighters were called at 4:23 p.m. to 3017 Colorado Ave., where early units saw “heavy smoke” coming from the rear of the two-story, multi-unit home, said Judah Mitchell, Santa Monica Fire Department battalion chief.
Firefighters faced intense heat and smoke as they made swift entry into the home, and they located the blaze in the bathroom of the upstairs studio unit, Mitchell said.
The fire was extinguished in seven minutes, he said.
A woman who suffered burns from the fire was transported to Saint John’s Health Center, where she was treated for her injuries and was under observation, Mitchell said. The other tenants of the home were able to escape unharmed prior to the arrival of firefighters, he said.
The American Red Cross of Santa Monica was called to assist displaced residents who lived in the home.
The unit in which the fire originated sustained moderate damage throughout, while the rest of the units received some smoke and/or water damage, Mitchell said.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by SMFD investigators. No estimates of damage loss are available at this time.