In this Thursday, May 31, 2017 photo, a house is seen in flames after a house fire in Venice, Calif.
California officials say more than 30 houses are on fire in Southern California, but they have not yet confirmed a cause.
A fire broke out in a house on a Venice Beach street on Monday morning and spread quickly into nearby neighborhoods, prompting authorities to evacuate residents and evacuees from nearby homes.
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) A fire in a Venice beach neighborhood on Monday, May 30, 2017, is seen from the beach.
California’s governor said the fire started in a home on a neighborhood beach, but authorities have not confirmed a fire was started there.
(ABC7 News/ABC7 Los Angeles) A California man is hospitalized after being caught in the flames of a house burning on a South Beach neighborhood, officials said Wednesday.
A man was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation, Los Angeles fire officials said.
Firefighters say they are looking for a suspect.
The man is being treated at the hospital, but his condition has not been released.
Fire officials say the blaze started in the home on the block of South Beach Boulevard, a block from South Beach’s Venice Beach neighborhood.
Los Angeles Fire Department Lt.
Greg Brown said fire officials are not sure how long the house had been on fire before it caught fire.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but officials have not ruled out a gas leak or electrical issue.
Officials have evacuated residents and evacuated those living nearby from nearby neighborhoods.
Fire crews had been battling the fire since Sunday morning.
The California Department of Public Health issued a warning for residents to stay indoors for the next 72 hours and warned anyone who lives in an area that is being considered a high risk, including people with asthma or allergies, to avoid outdoor activities.
The city of Los Angeles issued a similar warning and issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents.
The fire department says it is also taking people who live on private property to evacuation centers in the area.
The Los Angeles County Department of Water and Power issued a statement saying there was no evacuation or mandatory evacuation ordered for the area around the Venice Beach home.