One particular person died and one other was injured Sunday in a fireplace at a Backyard Grove rehabilitation facility, the Orange County Hearth Authority stated.
When officers arrived within the 13000 block of Jefferson Avenue round 8 p.m., they discovered “heavy fireplace from a second-story window,” OCFA Capt. Nolan McGaughy advised OnScene.TV.
The 2-story home is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, he stated. Based on property information, it has not less than eight bedrooms.
Firefighters had been capable of confine the blaze to 1 bed room upstairs, OCFA stated in a tweet. One particular person was pronounced useless on the scene.
A second particular person, described solely as a girl, was discovered injured on the entrance garden, though it was not clear whether or not she had any reference to the property or was simply passing by. She was taken to a hospital for minor accidents, OCFA spokesman Sean Doran stated Monday morning.
Video of the scene confirmed ambulance lights, warning tape and a singed exterior above an upper-level window the place the fireplace lapped on the construction.
Officers stated as many as 12 folks had been displaced by the fireplace and had been being assisted by the American Purple Cross of Southern California.
“Smoke alarms weren’t current and/or working,” OCFA stated in a tweet.
The reason for the fireplace stays below investigation, Doran stated