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UPDATE: Firefighters douse blaze in Canyon Country apartment

Posted: November 16, 2012 10:45 a.m.
Updated: November 16, 2012 5:36 p.m.

Firefighters cut a hole in the roof over an apartment fire burning in the 27500 block of Sierra Highway in Canyon Country early today. Photo by Rick McClure

Sheriff’s Department arson investigators were looking into an early morning apartment fire in Canyon Country that caused about $70,000 in damage Friday.

The fire at Sierra Canyon Apartments, 27520 Sierra Highway, broke out shortly after midnight, according to a county fire official.

Stephanie English, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said firefighters found the blaze in the bedroom of a second-floor apartment unit and extending into the attic.

Firefighters were able to hold the fire to the single unit, English said.

English estimated the total property loss at $50,000, with an additional $20,000 in damages to possessions inside the property. No serious injuries resulted from the fire, English said.

The cause of the fire was unknown; an arson investigations spokesman said the department routinely investigates fires that cause damage exceeding $7,500.





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