Actress Anne Heche has been hospitalized in critical condition after a car accident in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports.
Witnesses quoted by TMZ on Friday night said the move the dog Y donnie brasco The star was seen crashing into an apartment building garage in his Mini Cooper, only to drive away when bystanders tried to come to his aid. She then reportedly crashed into a nearby house in Mar Vista a short time later, starting a fire that engulfed the vehicle and spread throughout the house.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said it took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to put out “stubborn flames” and “rescue an adult female who was inside the vehicle.”
Fox 11’s Stu Mandel, who watched the rescue operation in a helicopter over the crash site, said: “If anyone is alive there, it will be a miracle.”
“The house was tons of smoke. I think they used the tow truck to move the car to get the driver out. It was crazy,” a witness told NBC Los Angeles.
Footage released by Fox 11 shows a woman, identified by the news outlet as Heche, being carried away on a stretcher. Los Angeles Timesciting law enforcement officials, it reports that Heche was the registered owner of the vehicle.
Representatives for Heche did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“We really had a multifaceted incident here,” Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said. “We had a significant traffic collision, we had a woman trapped inside of that, we had a car that burst into flames, and then we had a house that had a significant fire that has a red tag. At this point it’s destroyed.”
Heche is now in critical condition, according to the fire department, which did not identify her by name. No other injuries were reported.