Fire Damages Sorority House in Long Beach

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

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.

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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 pic.twitter.com/vOo2RlyPEN

— Craig Fiegener (@CraigNews3LV) May 6, 2019