2 hospitalized with smoke inhalation, burns in Garden Grove apartment-building fire

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An early morning fire in a Garden Grove apartment building on Tuesday sent two people to the hospital with smoke-inhalation and burn injuries.

The fire was reported at the two-story structure just before 4:30 a.m. in the 13000 block of Cypress Street and took about 40 firefighters 45 minutes to get it under control, said Capt. Thanh Nguyen of the Garden Grove Fire Department.

The injuries, to residents, were not life-threatening.

There were no working smoke alarms in the unit where the fire broke out. Six residents lived there.

“The way they were alerted (about the fire) is one resident woke up when he heard another screaming for help,” he said. “That (screaming) resident was in the room that had the fire.”

The Red Cross was called to help with 13 residents who were displaced from the burning and adjacent units.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.