US actress Anne Heche was hospitalized in critical condition after her car reportedly crashed into a house and “burst into flames”.
The incident happened Friday morning in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, near Ms. Heche’s home.
The 53-year-old actress is the former partner of US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Images and video footage from US media TMZ showed Ms Heche driving a blue Mini Cooper, which was later pictured badly damaged at the scene.
The vehicle struck a two-story house and “erupted in a severe fire,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).
“It took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to reach, contain and completely extinguish the persistent flames within the badly damaged structure,” an LAFD report said.
“An adult female (was) found in the vehicle and was rushed by LAFD paramedics to a nearby hospital in critical condition.”
The LAFD also confirmed to the PA news agency that the vehicle had driven 30ft into the residence but the occupant had escaped unharmed.
The building remained “uninhabitable,” added spokesman Brian Humphrey.
This was announced by the law enforcement authorities Los Angeles Times that Heche suffered severe burns and was considered “acting under the influence and acting erratically.”
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Among other things, Heche is known for films Donnie Brasco, Cedar Rapidsand Psycho.
She began dating DeGeneres in 1997 but split in 2000.
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