A fire that ripped through an Oceanside apartment building overnight left heavy damage in its wake, plus15 displaced residents, officials confirmed.
The blaze began around 12:10 a.m. at 145 Canyon Dr. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke had already filled the air and flames were shooting from a second-story apartment unit, the Oceanside Fire Department said.
Multiple crews got to work tackling the fire at the 8-unit apartment building. Firefighters and emergency crews from Camp Pendleton, Vista and Carlsbad also assisted, while Oceanside police provided traffic control.
All residents were evacuated and the fire was knocked down within 23 minutes.
Fire officials said one resident sustained non-life threatening burns to the arms while attempting to extinguish the blaze before crews arrived. That resident was treated and released from the hospital. No other injuries were reported.
Officials said the fire damaged two upstairs apartment units, while two downstairs units sustained water damage and two adjoining units sustained smoke and water damage.
Total damage to the structure was estimated at $300,000.
A total of 15 residents were displaced and the American Red Cross was called to assist the victims.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.