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Monterey Park Fire

On April 1, 2012 at 06:19am the Monterey Park Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 333 S. Lincoln in the City of Monterey Park.

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 rear house on the property. An aggressive fire attack was established preventing any fire spread and thus containing the fire to the rear house. Responding units included four engine companies, two ladder trucks, and one rescue ambulance enabled the fire to be brought under control in less than 20 minutes.

During fire ground operations, no firefighting personnel sustained any injuries. The estimated cost of damage is $60,000 to the structure and $15,000 to the contents. The back house where the fire occurred was not occupied at the time of the fire. One homeowner from the front house sustained minor injuries and was transported to Garfield Medical Center for precautionary reasons. Several cats inside the rear house perished as a result of the fire. Attempts to resuscitate the cats utilizing pet oxygen masks were unsuccessful. The front house on the property did not sustain any damage, preventing displacement of the residents.

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

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