"One civilian death was reported," Butler said, adding that four units in one building were damaged by the fire.
With 90 firefighters on the scene, the fire was under control in about 70 minutes, Butler said, but occupants of about 39 units were expected to be displaced.
No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
If you would like to find out if your family member or loved one has been impacted by this fire you can call the family information phone number at 714-340-6779.