Arson Suspected In Early Morning Office Fire - New York News

Arson Suspected In Early Morning Office Fire

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(FOX 11 / CNS) A two-alarm fire broke out at an office building in West Hollywood this morning, injuring two firefighters, and arson investigators checked out reports that the blaze was sparked by a firebomb hurled at the building, authorities said.

Flames and smoke were showing from both floors of the two-story building when the first fire units arrived at 8430 Santa Monica Boulevard at Croft Avenue around 2:30 a.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Tony Akins.

It took 75 firefighters more than an hour to put out the flames, which resulted in "substantial damage to both floors,'' Akins said. The second-alarm was called at 2:45 a.m. and the flames were out at 3:37a.m., he said. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were transported
to a hospital for treatment.

Firefighters checked the building twice to be certain no one was inside and could not find anyone, he said.

An arson investigator was called to the scene to determine the cause, Akins said.

A witness told reporters at the scene he saw someone throw a firebomb at the building. Akins said investigators would talk to witnesses as part of their investigation.

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