03.30.2020 | 12:19 PM | IRVINE – A police officer and a civilian neighbor used garden hoses to help battle a fire that quickly engulfed a condominium, Monday afternoon.
Authorities responded to reports of a structure fire at a condominium complex in the 10 block of Butterfield around 12:19 PM.
Units arriving on scene located a two-story condominium with heavy fire showing from the first-floor.
A police officer and civilian neighbor were dousing the fire with garden houses to keep the fire in check before firefighters could take over.
Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack and worked to extinguish the bulk of the blaze within 15 minutes before it could spread to an adjacent residence.
The family that resides at the affected condominium was home at the time of the fire but was able to escape without serious injury.
Fire investigators are on scene working to determine the cause of the fire.