Police are investigating an early morning fire that broke out inside a Hollywood apartment, calling it an alleged arson.
Crews arrived at the scene, located at 200 Berkley Road, just after 4 a.m. and found the apartment in flames.
"I was watching a movie probably around three and heard five pops. Didn’t know where it came from," said Phillip Bins, who lives in the complex. "(I) came downstairs and saw smoke coming out of the first floor apartment.
Two officers from the Hollywood Police Department were treated for smoke inhalation after they rushed inside to help the residents escape. Both officers are expected to be okay.
A dog inside the apartment died, but officials have not released any additional information on injuries at this time or how many apartments in total were impacted.
"They were yelling for the puppy at the front door. Then, they ran around to the back...yelling for the puppy there," said Bins. "You know the puppy wasn’t gonna make it."
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