At approximately 11 p.m., May 5, Santa Monica Fire Department began receiving multiple calls of a reported apartment fire at 2211 4th Street. First arriving units reported that they had found the first floor unit, of a multi-story apartment building, well involved with flames. By 11:30 p.m. Firefighters had extinguished all flames, searched and cleared all units adjacent to and above the fire, and determined there were no victims of the fire. Quick efforts confined the damage primarily to the apartment of origin. Santa Monica Fire Department has two investigators on scene at this time to make a cause determination. One adult male was held by Santa Monica Police Department at the scene, and taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

No injuries to Firefighters reported. The fire displaced one resident, and rendered one unit uninhabitable.

— Submitted by Dale Hallock SMFD PIO / Administrative Captain