LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Disney Mouseketeer Annette Funicello has suffered smoke inhalation from a fire that badly damaged her Los Angeles home, but her former husband says she wasn’t seriously injured.
The blaze Thursday in Encino was doused in less than a half-hour.
Fire spokesman Erik Scott says two women — one of them in a wheelchair — and a man were hospitalized for possible smoke inhalation and are in good condition.
Their names weren’t released, but Funicello’s ex-husband, Jack Gilardi, says the 68-year-old actress was at home with her current husband and a nurse. Funicello has multiple sclerosis.
Gilardi says they were exposed to smoke but will recover.
Funicello was a Mouseketeer on TV’s Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s and had a singing and acting career that included a series of beach movies.