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Long Beach apartment fire investigated as arson

Arson investigators are examining a fire that broke out Tuesday night in the 600 block of Magnolia Avenue in Long Beach.

June 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Arson investigators are examining a fire that broke out Tuesday night on the 600 block of Magnolia Avenue in Long Beach.

The flames sparked in a first-floor apartment of a two-story building.

Firefighters extinguished the fire in 10 minutes, but not before the flames gutted the unit.

A 44-year-old woman who was trapped in the second floor was hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

A pet hamster was also pulled out by crews.


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