MILLBRAE (CBS SF) — A San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office deputy was treated for smoke inhalation injuries after helping rescue residents from a three-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Millbrae on Monday afternoon.
The fire was first reported at 12:36 p.m. at 1007 Hemlock Ave., sheriff’s officials said. Deputy Edgar Manilla helped a resident and her two children escape the blaze and then got two elderly residents out of their residence.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: Parents Will Soon Get A Monthly Check, But For How Much?
Manilla stayed at the scene to help, but was eventually transported to Mills Peninsula Hospital. He is assigned to the Millbrae Police Bureau.READ MORE: Entire Bay Area, Most Of California Now Under Extreme Drought Conditions
Sheriff’s officials said all the residents of the apartment complex were displaced and receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.MORE NEWS: Fire at Redwood City Record Store Deemed Suspicious
The Central County Fire Department received help from the San Bruno and South San Francisco fire departments in extinguishing the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.