Fire strikes Long Beach apartment building

An apartment fire in Long Beach Tuesday morning prompted evacuation of tenants and required action by a large contingent of firefighters and equipment, led by the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

LONG BEACH — Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department personnel and other agencies are working to extinguish a blaze in an apartment building in the 1100 block of Ocean Beach Boulevard North.

The fire was reported at about 9:45 a.m. and efforts are still under way at 10:15 a.m., with more equipment arriving.

Police and firefighters evacuated residents.

At about 10:40 a.m., personnel were going room to room to ensure the fire hasn’t spread and to ensure the safety of residents.

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