Scanner traffic beginning around 1:07 a.m. indicates a multi-family apartment building on the 1100 block of South Dora Street has been evacuated after a vehicle lit up in flames igniting a carport and spreading into nearby buildings.
Firefighters are deploying multiple units as windows are shattering and vegetation is starting to ignite. At least one apartment is burning heavily and other apartments are threatened.
An elderly couple is being carefully escorted out of the building.
UPDATE 1:22 a.m.: All residents have been evacuated from the building. Firefighters have initiated the Zone 2 alarm asking nearby local fire agencies to assist in the fight.
The Incident Commander is emphasizing crews work to extinguish the flames burning on the first floor of the apartment complex to mitigate its spread to the second story.
UPDATE 1:34 a.m.: The Incident Commander is reporting the fire is under control. Crews are inspecting the structure to see how much the flames extended into the upper floors and the attic.
UPDATE 1:52: Crews continue to inspect the entirety of the building including the first and second stories, the attic, and the roof finding areas of the structure still burning.
UPDATE 1/1/2022 11:43 p.m.: The following article provides an overiew of the incident and its aftermath:
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