Fire Damages Sorority House in Long Beach

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A fire damaged the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority house in Long Beach today, and a firefighter suffered a minor injury.

Firefighters sent to the 3900 block of East Eighth Street at 5:36 a.m. and extinguished the flames in about 10 minutes, said Long Beach fire Capt. Jack Crabtree.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of a minor injury, Crabtree said. Firefighters rescued three people from a balcony, Crabtree said.

The sorority is affiliated with California State University, Long Beach. The cause of the fire was under investigation.



They didn’t want to talk, but these students were rescued from their AOII Long Beach sorority house after a stairway fire trapped them upstairs. It happened at 5:30 a.m. No injuries... fire’s cause under investigation. #LongBeach

— Craig Fiegener (@CraigNews3LV) May 6, 2019