Flames Rips Through Diamond Bar Condo Complex – CBS Los Angeles

DIAMOND BAR (CBSLA) – A fire damaged several units at a condo complex in Diamond Bar early Thursday morning.

February 17, 2022. (CBSLA)

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The fire was first reported at 2:25 a.m. in the 300 block of South Prospectors Road, near Golden Springs Road. Cellphone video showed huge flames and smoke engulfing the complex.

A woman who lives in one of the damaged condos told CBSLA that a friend who lived with her was the first to spot the flames.

“We smelled the smoke, and it was just, ‘call 911 and grab the cat, knock on everybody’s door and get out of here,'” Logan Allred said.

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Los Angeles County Fire Department crews responded and extinguished most of the flames. They stayed on site for several hours monitoring hot spots. Two units suffered heavy damage and a third suffered minor damage.

“Just access issues, and we had to locate the fire, took a minute to get inside the gate, but once we got in and moved a few units around, we were good,” said said LACFD Battalion Chief Steve Bowie.

There were no serious injuries, although two cats in one of the damaged condos went missing. At least seven people have been displaced. The Red Cross helped them find temporary accommodation.

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The cause is unknown. The fire appears to have started outside the building before spreading inside, Bowie said. There were no patio barbecues near where it may have started and no obvious source.

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