Fire Damages Sorority House in Long Beach

May 06, 2019 - 7:58 am

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.