Fatal Fire in Crowded Apartment Building Fire on Bonnie Brae St, Los Angeles

Two people killed in an apartment fire where a house was converted into an apartment in a back lot on North Bonnie Brae Street, Los Angeles (VIDEO CREDIT: YouTube.com/firelensman).

LAFD Task Force 20 Engine 6, first on scene encountered heavy smoke and fire from the apartment at 1031 North Bonnie Brae Street, Los Angeles. Firefighters forced entry into the first and second floor, but were forced back out as flames engulfed the second floor and attic of the older two story apartment house.

Three injured persons were transported from the scene and two were reported killed in the fire. Approximately 25 persons were displaced from the apartments.

About 100 firefighters worked approximately one hour to bring the fire under control, which was through the roof and blowing intensely out most windows.

The century-old home was originally a four-bedroom house but had been modiefied into 11 apartments, some with only 200-square-feet living space without bathrooms or kitchens.

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Apartment fire located off lot behind the apartments on the street.

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