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MONTEREY PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT

MONTEREY PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT

On October 23, 2011, at 1621 Hrs, the Monterey Park Fire Department responded to 130 E. Newmark Ave, in the City of Monterey Park for a residential structure fire.

Monterey Park Fire units with the assistance of Alhambra and Los Angeles County Fire Departments responded to the incident.

Upon arrival Monterey Park Fire units encountered a one-story single family dwelling with heavy smoke issuing from an outside storage rack adjacent to the structure. The fire spread to the attic of the adjacent structure. An aggressive fire attack was established with four engine companies, and two ladder trucks that enabled the fire to be brought under control in less than 20 minutes.

During fire ground operations there was one Firefighter who was transported to Garfield Medical Center for injuries sustained while performing firefighting duties. The estimated cost of damage is $15,000 to the structure and $5,000 in content damage. No civilians were injured during the fire. The homeowner and family were displaced as a result of the fire with accommodations being handled by family and friends.

The Monterey Park Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit investigated the fire and the cause is still under investigation.

RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE

On November 8, 2011, at 2:22 Hrs, the Monterey Park Fire Department responded to 436 Edgley Dr., in the City of Monterey Park for a residential structure fire.

Monterey Park Fire units with the assistance of Alhambra, and Los Angeles County Fire Departments responded to the incident.

Upon arrival Monterey Park Fire units encountered a one-story single family dwelling with heavy smoke and fire issuing from the structure. An aggressive fire attack was established with five engine companies, and two ladder trucks that enabled the fire to be brought under control in less than 25 minutes.

During fire ground operations two occupants of the structure were transported to Garfield Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no firefighters injured during firefighting operations. The estimated cost of damage is $275,000 to the structure and $50,000 in content damage.

The Monterey Park Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit is currently investigating the fire to determine the cause.

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