Ashley Greene’s apartment in West Hollywood burst into flames on Friday morning as the actress slept.
Ashley Greene, her unnamed boyfriend and brother were woken by the fire, which broke out on the living room sofa, according to TMZ.
Three people were treated for minor injuries, with other reports of two people suffering burns and receiving hospital treatment, although identities have not been confirmed at this stage.
It is unclear if Ashley Greene’s unnamed boyfriend is Reese Witherspoon’s ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, 38. The pair became the subject of romance rumors this week after being photographed leaving Hollywood’s Vignette Lounge on Wednesday.
One of Ashley Greene’s two fox terrier dogs perished in the blaze and was found dead under the bed, according to a resident who spoke to TMZ. A second dog was taken by Animal Control to be checked out.
Ashley Greene, who plays vampire Alice Cullen in the Twilight franchise, fled the apartment with her brother and boyfriend after being woken by the fire. The two men apparently tried to go back to save the dogs after realizing they were still inside but were unable to re-enter.
The 26 year-old actress was later spotted at the scene covered in soot and pictures of the inconsolable actress cradling her dead pet, wrapped in a blanket, have since been published on TMZ.
Several residents tried to tackle the blaze with fire extinguishers before at least 10 fire trucks screeched to the scene of the historic A-list complex, which was once lived in by Marilyn Monroe.
The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished just after 10 a.m. following a 9.50 a.m. emergency call.
A spokesman for Ashley Greene told People.com that the cause of the fire is “undetermined” although a firefighter at the scene told TMZ the blaze started on the sofa.
The apartment is located in the Granville Towers complex on Crescent Heights Boulevard in the West Hollywood, which has been home to many celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Rourke and Portia de Rossi.
One-bedroom suites alone command monthly rentals of between $3,000 and $4,000 at the luxurious 1930s-era landmark building, situated yards away from spas, gyms, theatres and a glamorous night scene catering for the rich and famous.
Friday’s incident triggered a huge emergency response, with 55 firefighters working at the scene and 10 ambulances parked down the street.
Los Angeles Fire Department Inspector Johnson confirmed crews were dispatched at 9:50 a.m.
“We made an aggressive fire attack. Our team saw smoke and fire coming from the third floor,” he told RadarOnline.
He added: “We have reports of two patrons that were burned, so they were treated by the paramedics and sent to the hospital.”