The cause of a Redlands apartment fire was under investigation Monday, fire officials tell Patch.
According to Carl Baker, public information spokesman for the Redlands Fire Department, the fire broke out Sunday night around 7:15 p.m. in the 10 block of Kansas Street, near Barton Road and Bellevue Avenue.
Due to an unrelated deadly bus crash along State Route 38 in Mentone that required Redlands fire officials' aid, firefighters from nearby Loma Linda were the first on scene, Baker said.
"Firefighters from Loma Linda, covering the City under a mutual aid agreement, were the first on scene and began to attack the fire," he said. "Redlands Firefighters soon arrived along with firefighters from Colton and Grand Terrace."
Those crews managed to knock down the blaze in just 15 minutes, and had it fully contained within 30, according to Baker.
Though it's not yet clear how the fire started, officials say the fire originated in the exterior wall of a ground-floor apartment.
"It traveled up along the inside of the exterior wall, to the deck patio and patio covering of the apartment above," he described.
The fire-- which caused about $40,000 in damages-- did not injure anyone; however, residents from the two affected apartments were displaced, Baker said.
"Occupants from both apartments were working with the apartment managers on relocation," Baker said.