Arson suspected in fire at Hollywood apartment complex, police say

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A fire that broke out at the Carriage Hills Apartments in Hollywood early Thursday may have been caused by arson, authorities said.

It happened at 200 Berkley Road, near North 68th Avenue, around 4 a.m.

Two Hollywood police officers arrived and got residents out of the units. The officers were later treated for smoke inhalation.

Only one unit was damaged in the fire, Hollywood police spokesperson Deanna Bettineschi said, and those living in the unit have been displaced due to water damage and holes in the unit’s roof.

No residents were injured in the blaze, Bettineschi said, but a puppy died in the fire.

According to WPLG-Local 10 News, a man and his partner awoke as smoke filled their apartment. They were able to grab one of their dogs before heading outside, but they were unable to save their French bulldog puppy.

The state Fire Marshal will determine the official cause.

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