Westlake apartment fire extinguished; 1 suspect arrested

One person was arrested Thursday at the site of a massive fire at a two-story apartment building in Westlake, police said.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers arrived at the building on the 2800 block of 7th Street around 3 p.m. in response to a report of a disturbance.

When police spoke to the person who reported the incident, they were told that someone inside was setting things on fire.

The suspect eventually exited the building and was arrested, but police did not say what crime the individual was suspected of committing.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said a 45-year-old man in police custody was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The fire, which spread through the second floor and attic, was mostly extinguished within 53 minutes by more than 100 firefighters, fire department officials said.

Video footage from KTLA-TV Channel 5 showed firefighters on the roof of the apartment building as flames roared around them.

Firefighters stayed on site and worked to extinguish the last small pockets that were still burning.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-01-26/westlake-apartment-fire-suspect-arrested Westlake apartment fire extinguished; 1 suspect arrested

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