11.27.2022 | 3:59 AM | IRVINE – A firefighter sustained minor injuries when materials collapsed as he was attacking an attic fire inside a condominium, early Sunday morning.
The fire broke out shortly before 4:00 PM at a two-story condominium located in the 300 block of Deerfield Avenue.
When crews arrived on scene they located heavy smoke showing from the roof of the building and initiated evacuations while attacking the blaze.
Flames spread laterally inside the building’s attic and eventually shot out of the roof before being doused. The bulk of fire was extinguished in under an hour.
Falling debris struck a firefighter during the firefight prompting a ‘Mayday’ radio call but the firefighter was able to self-rescue and sustained only minor injuries. He was evaluated at the scene by medics and transported to an area hospital as a precaution.
Approximately 8 residents were displaced as a result of the fire and several skittish cats remained in hiding inside one of the involved units.
Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.