A woman was treated for minor injuries after a fire broke out in her bedroom early Wednesday, April 23rd, causing a “total loss” to the contents of the Santa Monica condominium unit, fire officials said.
Three Santa Monica Fire Department engine companies, one truck company and one rescue ambulance were called at 2:05 a.m. to the two-bedroom condominium unit in the 1400 block of 19th Street, where a fire was reported, Capt. Scott Ziegert said. One additional engine company, fire investigators and Santa Monica police were also called for assistance.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze in about 20 minutes.
The woman, who escaped from the unit after she awoke to the sound of a smoke alarm, was treated by paramedics for minor injuries at the scene, Ziegert said. No other injuries were reported.
Fire investigators believe the fire was caused by candles and incense, he said. The structural integrity of the condominium will need to be evaluated.
The unit to the west of the damaged unit also suffered heavy smoke damage and damage to the interior walls, Ziegert said.