Garage fire at apartment complex prompts evacuations


A garage fire at a Canyon Country apartment complex prompted evacuations and sent one person to the hospital Tuesday, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.

The incident was first reported just before 3:30 p.m. on the 18200 block of Sierra Highway, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Franklin Lopez.

Firefighters arriving to the scene reported a two-story apartment complex with smoke and flames coming from the garage, Lopez said.

The blaze was quickly extinguished by firefighters, added spokesman Henry Narvaez.

One patient was transported to the hospital in unknown condition, Supervisor Martin Rangel added.

While evacuations of the complex were underway, sheriff’s officials advised residents to stay clear of the area as fire crews work to maintain the fire.

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