Actor Anne Heche in critical condition after car accident in Los Angeles

Anne Heche, an American actor, was reportedly taken to the hospital in critical condition following a collision that left her car "engulfed" in flames.

53-year-old actor is the ex-partner of Ellen DeGeneres. He is well known for his roles in films such as Donnie Brasco and Cedar Rapids.

Heche was seen driving a Mini Cooper blue in photos and video footage taken by US media outlet TMZ.

The car was later pictured badly damaged on the spot.

According to Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the vehicle hit a two-story home and set off heavy fire.

According to an LAFD report, it took 65 minutes for the 49 firefighters to reach the structure and extinguish all flames.

"One female adult was found in the vehicle and she has been taken by LAFD paramedics to a local hospital in critical condition."

The LAFD confirmed to the PA news agency, however, that the vehicle had driven 30ft into a residence. However, the occupant was able to escape without injury.

Brian Humphrey, spokesperson for LAFD, stated that the building was abandoned.

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