October 31, 2014
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say one man died and more than a dozen others were injured in a large fire at a Redwood City affordable housing complex.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that the six-alarm fire started in the unidentified man's apartment on Sunday before burning through the rest of the complex.
Redwood City Deputy Fire Chief Stan Maupin told the newspaper that 18 others were treated for minor to moderate injuries, and that three firefighters were also injured while battling the blaze.
The fire burned for about 15 hours, and firefighters had to use ladders to rescue about a dozen residents from their balconies.
The 72-unit Hallmark House Apartments is now uninhabitable, displacing 97 tenants.
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