American actor Anne Heche has reportedly been taken to hospital in critical condition after a collision in which her vehicle “went up in flames”.
The incident took place Friday morning in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, near Heche’s home.
The 53-year-old actor is the former partner of American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and is known for films such as Donnie Brasco, Cedar Rapids and Psycho.
Photos and video footage obtained by the American media outlet TMZ showed Heche in a blue Mini Cooper, which was later shown badly damaged at the scene.
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) said the vehicle hit a two-story house and erupted in a massive fire.
“Fifty-nine firefighters took 65 minutes to access, contain and completely extinguish the persistent flames in the badly damaged structure,” according to a LAFD report.
“One female adult [was] found inside the vehicle, which was taken by LAFD paramedics to an area hospital in critical condition.
The LAFD also confirmed to the PA news agency that the vehicle had entered the residence 30 feet, but the occupant had escaped without injury.
The building was left uninhabitable, LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey added.